Yugoslavia was located in the Balkan Peninsula, also known as modern day Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro.
Yugoslavia was created from the Kingdom of Serbia, Monenegro, and Austria-Hungary.
This region was called the Kingdom of Croats and Slovenes, but obviously was changed to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
The First and ONLY successful president of Yugoslavia was Josip Broz Tito.
He kept ethnic and religious tensions under control. He promoted "Brotherhood and Unity" and always tried his best to suppress nationalism.
Unfortunately, Tito died. This day is also known as the beginning of the end for Yugoslavia.
Croatia's new president was Franjo Tudman.
Croatia declared independence under him.
The Ustache (a terrorist group) refused to recognize Croatia as an independent country
The rebels were actually helped by the Yugoslav National Army. They provided weapons and soldiers. But this bond did not last for long.
After the cute thing Croatia and Slovenia pulled, thinking they could declare independence peacefully, completely backfired.
As a result, The "Ten-Day War" was born.
After this war, a treaty was made, the Brioni Agreement, between Yugoslavia and Croatia and Slovenia saying that Croatia and Slovenia will postpone their independence by three months.
War was now between the Serbs and the Croats.
A new plan was presented that would give all branches independence, but Milosevic did not approve.
The plan only needed 5/6 voted to pass and it got just that. But war got in the way.
In 1992, a cease fire was set into place between the Croats and the Yugoslav army called the Sarajevo Agreement.