- Jul 24, 2009
Creation of Yugoslavia
In 1918, when Austria-Hungary got defeated, the South Slavs united under one Sovereign State, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. This kingdom was a powerful state in the Balkans and a potential superpower.
When the second World War began, the Yugoslavs allied with the Axis because they were afraid of an attack.
Prince Paul with Adolf Hitler
However, after British supported coup d'etat, the Yugoslav government left the Axis powers. This resulted in the Invasion of Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia got attacked from all sides and was unable to resist.
Fortunately, the Yugoslav spirit didn't died. Yugoslav nationalists continued to fight against the Axis and it's puppet states. After 4 years of succesful resistance, the Allies defeated the Nazis and liberated Yugoslavia.