Banovina of Serbia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Map showing the proposed Banovina of Serbia

Banovina of Serbia (Serbian: Banovina Srbija or Бановина Србија) is a name of proposed administrative unit of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[1] Creation of Banovina of Serbia was proposed after similar Banovina of Croatia was already formed in 1939. However, due to the Axis occupation and partition of Yugoslavia in 1941, the proposal was never implemented.

The proposal[edit]

After creation of Banovina of Croatia in 1939, question of the political status of the Serb people in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was also opened, thus some Serb intellectuals (notably the members of the Serbian Club) and politicians (including some members of the Yugoslav government, such is Dragiša Cvetković) proposed and planned the creation of Banovina of Serbia (or Serbian Banovina), which would include territory of the existing banovinas of Vrbas, Drina, Danube, Morava, Zeta and Vardar.[2] The organization of the proposed Banovina of Serbia was to be similar to that of Banovina of Croatia.

Demographics[edit]

According to 1931 Yugoslav census, the existing banovinas that, according to the proposal, would be included into the Banovina of Serbia had the following population:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Contemporary Yugoslavia: twenty years of Socialist experiment, Wayne S. Vucinich, Jozo Tomasevich, Stanford University, University of California Press, 1969, page 31.
  2. ^ Contemporary Yugoslavia: twenty years of Socialist experiment, Wayne S. Vucinich, Jozo Tomasevich, Stanford University, University of California Press, 1969, page 31.

References[edit]