Talk:Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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Economy Section[edit]

I am preparing to add information that explores the way the SFRY engaged with the World Bank. This is just a test. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DanishKringle (talkcontribs) 03:32, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Aftermath section[edit]

The aftermath section really simply highlights of the worst things that happened after SFRY ceased to exist. As such it is off topic and edit-war magnet to boot. As these events are covered elsewhere I propose they be cut.


I edited the "language" part of the infobox. First, after the note that there was no official language on the federal level, I removed the about the "1974 Constitution" because there was no official language in two previous constitutions (1946 and 1963) neither. Also, after the note that Serbo-Croatian language was de facto national language, I removed the note "1974-1992", because it was de facto official throughout the whole existence of Yugoslavia. Also, I removed Albanian from "regional" languages as it was not official language of any of the republics. Most importantly, I removed a note about Serbo-Croatian language that read "Its regional varieties were recognized and made official in their respective republics: as Serbian in SR Serbia and SR Montenegro, Croatian in SR Croatia." This is simply not true. The 1974 Constitutions of Serbia and Montenegro call the official language "Serbo-Croatian", while the 1974 Constitution of Croatia says that the "language is called Croatian or Serbian" [1]. Vanjagenije (talk) 08:11, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

I think that Albanian language was used officially alongside Serbo-Croatian in Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo, also I found somewhere that the Socialist Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, official languages where Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian and Pannonian Rusyn. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IWA1864 (talkcontribs) 18:33, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
@IWA1864: Maybe so, but we need some sources. I can't find 1974 constitutions of Kosovo or Vojvodina on the web. Vanjagenije (talk) 19:11, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

There was no "National" language in Yugoslavia, nor were there any "Regional" languages: Slovenia and Macedonia weren't "regions". Those expandable templates are nonsense. Further: the fact that Serbo-Croatian wasn't formally the official language on the federal level is a near-irrelevancy - deserving no more mention in the infobox than can be included in the footnote. De facto, and to all intents and purposes, it was the federal official language - and was indeed even legally the sole official language in the vast majority of the country.
You were quite correct in removing that note, though.

A few more points: acting officials do not warrant mention there, they weren't serving their function either legally or de facto, since they were appointees of Milosevich, only recognized in two of the six republics. The state was not "Titoist", it was "socialist", and the fact that it was a single-party state is included in the category of "socialist state". "Titoism" can't really be applied for several obvious reasons. The President was the most powerful office for the majority of the state's existence, so it should be first up, and excluding Tito there isn't doing any favors to the reader. The second most powerful office was then the prime-ministership. Party presidency wasn't as important on the federal level. Please list the republics in order of size/population (i.e. relevance), not alphabetically, etc.. -- Director (talk) 14:41, 10 December 2016 (UTC)


Hyphenating words like "southwest", "northwest", "northeast", and "southeast" has gone completely out of use and doing so should be frowned on immensely.
You only need to look at names like the Northwest Ordinance, the Northwest Territories, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, Southwest Airlines, Southwest Asia, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, Southwest Africa, and the Southwestern United States to see with your own eyes. Notice that geographically these places are scattered around the world. (talk) 11:05, 21 December 2016 (UTC)