Socialist Republic of Slovenia

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traditional role

to the Socialist Republic of Slovenia and it was later inherited by the Government of the independent Slovenian state. In its traditional role of hosting national and international conferences, in 1990, it was the venue of a conference between the leaders of the six Yugoslavian republics (Socialist_Federal_Republic_of_Yugoslavia#Administrative_divisions) in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the dissolution of the federation. birth_date birth_place


single largest

). Former prominent Communist politician Ciril Ribičič was elected as the party's new president. The party lost against the Democratic Opposition of Slovenia (DEMOS) coalition at the first democratic elections in Slovenia in April 1990, gaining 17.3% of the popular vote. They nevertheless became the single largest party in Slovenia. birth_date Gorizia and Gradisca thus ceased to exist as a unified historical region. Its Yugoslav portion became an integral part of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia: most of its territory was included in the Goriška region, except for the Kras plateau which was incorporated into the Littoral-Kras statistical region. A new urban center, called Nova Gorica ("New Gorizia") was built between the late 1940s and in the early 1950s. The Italian portion became part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia autonomous region, mostly included in the Province of Gorizia. Parallel to the same process, Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) witnessed a policy of gradual liberalization since 1984, not unlike the Soviet Perestroika. This provoked tensions between the League of Communists of Slovenia on one side, and the central Yugoslav Party and the Federal Army (Yugoslav People's Army) on the other side. In mid May 1988, the Peasant Union of Slovenia was organized as the first non-Communist political organization in the country. Later in the same month, the Yugoslav Army arrested four Slovenian journalists of the alternative magazine ''Mladina'', accusing them of revealing state secrets. The so-called Ljubljana trial triggered mass protests in Ljubljana and other Slovenian cities. The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights was established as the platform of all major non-Communist political movements. By early 1989, several anti-Communist political parties were already openly functioning, challenging the hegemony of the Slovenian Communists. Soon, the Slovenian Communists, pressured by their own civil society, entered in conflict with the Serbian Communist leadership. *Albanians are committing genocide against Serbs in Kosovo (Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo) (pgs. 41, 56 of memorandum) *Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia) are taking control of the Serbian economy. Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is taking industry out of Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia) (pg. 42) *There is need for constitutional changes of Yugoslavia (Constitution of Yugoslavia) because of its unfair mistreating and weakening of Serbia (pg. 46) Life He was born in Maribor, an industrial center in what was then the Yugoslav (Yugoslavia) Socialist Republic of Slovenia. His father, originally from the Prekmurje region, was a former partisan (Partisans (Yugoslavia)). Jančar studied law in his home town. While a student, he became chief editor of the student journal ''Katedra''; he soon came in conflict with the Communist (Communist Party of Slovenia) establishment because he published some articles critical of the ruling regime. He had to leave the journal. He soon found a job as an assistant at the Maribor daily newspaper ''Večer (Večer (Maribor))''. In 1974 he was arrested by Yugoslav (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) authorities for bringing to Yugoslavia a booklet entitled ''V Rogu ležimo pobiti'' (''We Lie Killed in the Rog Forest''), which he had bought in nearby Austria and lent to some friends. The booklet was a survivor's account of the Kočevski Rog massacres of the Slovene Home Guard war prisoners perpetrated by Josip Broz Tito's regime in May 1945. He was sentenced to a year's imprisonment for "spreading hostile propaganda" but was released after three months. Immediately after his release he was called up for military service in southern Serbia, where he was subjected to systematic harassment by his superiors due to his "criminal file".


attacks+leading

of Slovenia accessdate 27 December 2011 The same year Action North (Rally of Truth) united both the opposition and democratized communist establishment in Slovenia as the first defense action against Milošević (Slobodan Milošević)'s supporters attacks, leading to Slovenian independence.


hosting national

to the Socialist Republic of Slovenia and it was later inherited by the Government of the independent Slovenian state. In its traditional role of hosting national and international conferences, in 1990, it was the venue of a conference between the leaders of the six Yugoslavian republics (Socialist_Federal_Republic_of_Yugoslavia#Administrative_divisions) in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the dissolution of the federation. birth_date birth_place


leading role

, and acquired an international political reputation by supporting the decolonization process and by assuming a leading role in the Non-Aligned Movement. Socialist Yugoslavia was established as a federal state comprising six republics, from north to south: Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia), Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia), Montenegro (Socialist Republic of Montenegro) and Macedonia (Socialist Republic of Macedonia) and two autonomous regions within Serbia – Vojvodina (Socialist Autonomous Province of Vojvodina) and Kosovo (Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo). History The name derives from the fact that the today's territory formed part of the Duchy of Carinthia, which belonged to the Habsburg Empire until World War I. In 1919, the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later renamed to Yugoslavia) occupied southern Carinthia. Jezersko (Jezersko, Slovenia), the Meža Valley and the area around Dravograd, which are today the territory of Slovenia, were annexed without a referendum. However, in the region north and west of this, on 10 October 1920 the voters in the Carinthian Plebiscite determined that those parts should become part of the newly founded Republic of Austria (Austria). After World War II, the region formed part of the Yugoslav Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and became part of independent Slovenia after the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991. In the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, each of the republics (except the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina) had the right to its own national anthem, but only the Socialist Republic of Croatia had an anthem of its own, later joined by the Socialist Republic of Slovenia on the brink of the breakup of Yugoslavia. The Socialist Republic of Macedonia did not officially use an anthem, even though one was proclaimed during the World War II by ASNOM. The '''Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia''' ('''SFRY''') was the Yugoslav state (Yugoslavia) that existed from the abolition of the Yugoslav monarchy (Kingdom of Yugoslavia) until it was dissolved in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. It was a socialist state and a federation made up of six socialist republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia), Macedonia (Socialist Republic of Macedonia), Montenegro (Socialist Republic of Montenegro), Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia), and Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia). Serbia, in addition, included two autonomous provinces of Vojvodina (SAP Vojvodina) and Kosovo and Metohija (SAP Kosovo). On September 15, 1947, the town was incorporated into Italy again. Several peripherical districts of the Gorizia municipality (Solkan, Pristava (Pristava, Nova Gorica), Rožna Dolina, Kromberk, Šempeter pri Gorici, Vrtojba, Stara Gora (Stara Gora, Nova Gorica), Ajševica, Volčja Draga, Bukovica (Bukovica, Renče – Vogrsko), Vogrsko) were handed over to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, together with the vast majority of the former Province of Gorizia. Around a half of the pre-war area of the municipality of Gorizia, with an approximate 20% of the population, were annexed to Yugoslavia. The national border was drawn just off the town centre, putting Gorizia into a peripheral zone. Several important landmarks of the town, such as the Kostanjevica Monastery, the Kromberk Castle, the Sveta Gora pilgrimage site, the old Jewish cemetery, and the northern railway station, remained on the other side of the border. In 1948, the authorities of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia (with president Tito (Josip Broz Tito)'s special support) started building a new town called '''Nova Gorica''' ("New Gorizia") on their side of the border. The film was shot on location in the former SFR Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). Scenes were filmed around Obrov in SR Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Zagreb and Savudrija in SR Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia). Interiors were completed at Pinewood Studios in London. In November 1918, the poem was sung by the Maister's (Rudolf Maister) fighters in the fight for the northern border. In December 1918, after the formation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, the first and the last stanza of the poem were included into the Yugoslav national anthem (National anthem of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) as its third part, in a medley including the Serb (Serbs) anthem Gorizia and Gradisca thus ceased to exist as a unified historical region. Its Yugoslav portion became an integral part of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia: most of its territory was included in the Goriška region, except for the Kras plateau which was incorporated into the Littoral-Kras statistical region. A new urban center, called Nova Gorica ("New Gorizia") was built between the late 1940s and in the early 1950s. The Italian portion became part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia autonomous region, mostly included in the Province of Gorizia. Parallel to the same process, Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) witnessed a policy of gradual liberalization since 1984, not unlike the Soviet Perestroika. This provoked tensions between the League of Communists of Slovenia on one side, and the central Yugoslav Party and the Federal Army (Yugoslav People's Army) on the other side. In mid May 1988, the Peasant Union of Slovenia was organized as the first non-Communist political organization in the country. Later in the same month, the Yugoslav Army arrested four Slovenian journalists of the alternative magazine ''Mladina'', accusing them of revealing state secrets. The so-called Ljubljana trial triggered mass protests in Ljubljana and other Slovenian cities. The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights was established as the platform of all major non-Communist political movements. By early 1989, several anti-Communist political parties were already openly functioning, challenging the hegemony of the Slovenian Communists. Soon, the Slovenian Communists, pressured by their own civil society, entered in conflict with the Serbian Communist leadership. *Albanians are committing genocide against Serbs in Kosovo (Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo) (pgs. 41, 56 of memorandum) *Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia) are taking control of the Serbian economy. Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is taking industry out of Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia) (pg. 42) *There is need for constitutional changes of Yugoslavia (Constitution of Yugoslavia) because of its unfair mistreating and weakening of Serbia (pg. 46) Life He was born in Maribor, an industrial center in what was then the Yugoslav (Yugoslavia) Socialist Republic of Slovenia. His father, originally from the Prekmurje region, was a former partisan (Partisans (Yugoslavia)). Jančar studied law in his home town. While a student, he became chief editor of the student journal ''Katedra''; he soon came in conflict with the Communist (Communist Party of Slovenia) establishment because he published some articles critical of the ruling regime. He had to leave the journal. He soon found a job as an assistant at the Maribor daily newspaper ''Večer (Večer (Maribor))''. In 1974 he was arrested by Yugoslav (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) authorities for bringing to Yugoslavia a booklet entitled ''V Rogu ležimo pobiti'' (''We Lie Killed in the Rog Forest''), which he had bought in nearby Austria and lent to some friends. The booklet was a survivor's account of the Kočevski Rog massacres of the Slovene Home Guard war prisoners perpetrated by Josip Broz Tito's regime in May 1945. He was sentenced to a year's imprisonment for "spreading hostile propaganda" but was released after three months. Immediately after his release he was called up for military service in southern Serbia, where he was subjected to systematic harassment by his superiors due to his "criminal file".


literary work

by Horthy's Hungary (Kingdom of Hungary (Regency)) from 1941 to 1944 and by Nazi Germany (Third Reich) between 1944 and 1945. It was liberated by Soviet troops in May 1945. After the war it became part of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, which was one of the newly formed republics of Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). In 1951 and 1952, Pahor defended Kocbek's literary work against the organized attacks launched by the Slovenian Communist (Communist Party of Slovenia) establishment and its allies in the Free Territory of Trieste. This resulted in a break with the local leftist circles, with whom Pahor had been engaged since 1946. He grew closer to Liberal Democratic (Liberal Democracy) positions and in 1966 he founded, together with fellow writer from Trieste Alojz Rebula, the magazine ''Zaliv'' ("The Bay"), in which he wanted to defend the "traditional democratic pluralism (cultural pluralism)" against the totalitarian cultural policies of Communist Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). The magazine ''Zaliv'' was published in the Slovene language in Trieste in Italy outside of reach of Communist Yugoslavian authorities. This enabled ''Zaliv'' to become an important platform for democratic debate, in which many dissidents from Communist Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) could publish their opinions. Pahor dissolved the magazine in 1990, after the victory of the Democratic Opposition of Slovenia in the first free elections in Slovenia after World War II. Youth and education Born to a Roman Catholic working-class family of Grosuplje, he was called ''Janez'' (a version of the same name, known as ''John'' in English) since childhood. His father was a member of the Slovenian Home Guard from Dobrova (Dobrova, Dobrova–Polhov Gradec) near Ljubljana who had escaped Communist (Communism) retaliation due to his young age. Janez Janša, Okopi (Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, 1994) Janez graduated from the University of Ljubljana with a degree in Defence Studies in 1982, and became a trainee in the Defence Secretariate of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia. In his younger years, he was a member of the League of Communists (Communist Party of Slovenia) and one of the leaders of its youth wing. He became president of the Committee for Basic People's Defence and Social Self-Protection of the Alliance of Socialist Youth of Slovenia (ZSMS). - Gorizia and Gradisca thus ceased to exist as a unified historical region. Its Yugoslav portion became an integral part of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia: most of its territory was included in the Goriška region, except for the Kras plateau which was incorporated into the Littoral-Kras statistical region. A new urban center, called Nova Gorica ("New Gorizia") was built between the late 1940s and in the early 1950s. The Italian portion became part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia autonomous region, mostly included in the Province of Gorizia. Parallel to the same process, Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) witnessed a policy of gradual liberalization since 1984, not unlike the Soviet Perestroika. This provoked tensions between the League of Communists of Slovenia on one side, and the central Yugoslav Party and the Federal Army (Yugoslav People's Army) on the other side. In mid May 1988, the Peasant Union of Slovenia was organized as the first non-Communist political organization in the country. Later in the same month, the Yugoslav Army arrested four Slovenian journalists of the alternative magazine ''Mladina'', accusing them of revealing state secrets. The so-called Ljubljana trial triggered mass protests in Ljubljana and other Slovenian cities. The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights was established as the platform of all major non-Communist political movements. By early 1989, several anti-Communist political parties were already openly functioning, challenging the hegemony of the Slovenian Communists. Soon, the Slovenian Communists, pressured by their own civil society, entered in conflict with the Serbian Communist leadership. *Albanians are committing genocide against Serbs in Kosovo (Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo) (pgs. 41, 56 of memorandum) *Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia) are taking control of the Serbian economy. Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is taking industry out of Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia) (pg. 42) *There is need for constitutional changes of Yugoslavia (Constitution of Yugoslavia) because of its unfair mistreating and weakening of Serbia (pg. 46) Life He was born in Maribor, an industrial center in what was then the Yugoslav (Yugoslavia) Socialist Republic of Slovenia. His father, originally from the Prekmurje region, was a former partisan (Partisans (Yugoslavia)). Jančar studied law in his home town. While a student, he became chief editor of the student journal ''Katedra''; he soon came in conflict with the Communist (Communist Party of Slovenia) establishment because he published some articles critical of the ruling regime. He had to leave the journal. He soon found a job as an assistant at the Maribor daily newspaper ''Večer (Večer (Maribor))''. In 1974 he was arrested by Yugoslav (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) authorities for bringing to Yugoslavia a booklet entitled ''V Rogu ležimo pobiti'' (''We Lie Killed in the Rog Forest''), which he had bought in nearby Austria and lent to some friends. The booklet was a survivor's account of the Kočevski Rog massacres of the Slovene Home Guard war prisoners perpetrated by Josip Broz Tito's regime in May 1945. He was sentenced to a year's imprisonment for "spreading hostile propaganda" but was released after three months. Immediately after his release he was called up for military service in southern Serbia, where he was subjected to systematic harassment by his superiors due to his "criminal file".


public appearances

by the Liberation Front (Liberation Front of the Slovenian People), banning all Slovene artists from further public appearances under occupation. It was first commemorated as a holiday in the partisan (Yugoslav partisans)-liberated territory in 1944 and officially proclaimed a cultural holiday in 1945.


special support

% of the population, were annexed to Yugoslavia. The national border was drawn just off the town centre, putting Gorizia into a peripheral zone. Several important landmarks of the town, such as the Kostanjevica Monastery, the Kromberk Castle, the Sveta Gora pilgrimage site, the old Jewish cemetery, and the northern railway station, remained on the other side of the border. In 1948, the authorities of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia (with president Tito (Josip Broz Tito)'s special

support) started building a new town called '''Nova Gorica''' ("New Gorizia") on their side of the border. The film was shot on location in the former SFR Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). Scenes were filmed around Obrov in SR Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Zagreb and Savudrija in SR Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia). Interiors were completed at Pinewood Studios in London. In November 1918, the poem was sung


international political

, and acquired an international political reputation by supporting the decolonization process and by assuming a leading role in the Non-Aligned Movement. Socialist Yugoslavia was established as a federal state comprising six republics, from north to south: Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia), Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia), Montenegro (Socialist Republic of Montenegro) and Macedonia (Socialist Republic of Macedonia) and two autonomous regions within Serbia – Vojvodina (Socialist Autonomous Province of Vojvodina) and Kosovo (Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo). History The name derives from the fact that the today's territory formed part of the Duchy of Carinthia, which belonged to the Habsburg Empire until World War I. In 1919, the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later renamed to Yugoslavia) occupied southern Carinthia. Jezersko (Jezersko, Slovenia), the Meža Valley and the area around Dravograd, which are today the territory of Slovenia, were annexed without a referendum. However, in the region north and west of this, on 10 October 1920 the voters in the Carinthian Plebiscite determined that those parts should become part of the newly founded Republic of Austria (Austria). After World War II, the region formed part of the Yugoslav Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and became part of independent Slovenia after the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991. In the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, each of the republics (except the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina) had the right to its own national anthem, but only the Socialist Republic of Croatia had an anthem of its own, later joined by the Socialist Republic of Slovenia on the brink of the breakup of Yugoslavia. The Socialist Republic of Macedonia did not officially use an anthem, even though one was proclaimed during the World War II by ASNOM. The '''Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia''' ('''SFRY''') was the Yugoslav state (Yugoslavia) that existed from the abolition of the Yugoslav monarchy (Kingdom of Yugoslavia) until it was dissolved in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. It was a socialist state and a federation made up of six socialist republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia), Macedonia (Socialist Republic of Macedonia), Montenegro (Socialist Republic of Montenegro), Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia), and Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia). Serbia, in addition, included two autonomous provinces of Vojvodina (SAP Vojvodina) and Kosovo and Metohija (SAP Kosovo). On September 15, 1947, the town was incorporated into Italy again. Several peripherical districts of the Gorizia municipality (Solkan, Pristava (Pristava, Nova Gorica), Rožna Dolina, Kromberk, Šempeter pri Gorici, Vrtojba, Stara Gora (Stara Gora, Nova Gorica), Ajševica, Volčja Draga, Bukovica (Bukovica, Renče – Vogrsko), Vogrsko) were handed over to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, together with the vast majority of the former Province of Gorizia. Around a half of the pre-war area of the municipality of Gorizia, with an approximate 20% of the population, were annexed to Yugoslavia. The national border was drawn just off the town centre, putting Gorizia into a peripheral zone. Several important landmarks of the town, such as the Kostanjevica Monastery, the Kromberk Castle, the Sveta Gora pilgrimage site, the old Jewish cemetery, and the northern railway station, remained on the other side of the border. In 1948, the authorities of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia (with president Tito (Josip Broz Tito)'s special support) started building a new town called '''Nova Gorica''' ("New Gorizia") on their side of the border. The film was shot on location in the former SFR Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). Scenes were filmed around Obrov in SR Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Zagreb and Savudrija in SR Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia). Interiors were completed at Pinewood Studios in London. In November 1918, the poem was sung by the Maister's (Rudolf Maister) fighters in the fight for the northern border. In December 1918, after the formation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, the first and the last stanza of the poem were included into the Yugoslav national anthem (National anthem of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) as its third part, in a medley including the Serb (Serbs) anthem Gorizia and Gradisca thus ceased to exist as a unified historical region. Its Yugoslav portion became an integral part of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia: most of its territory was included in the Goriška region, except for the Kras plateau which was incorporated into the Littoral-Kras statistical region. A new urban center, called Nova Gorica ("New Gorizia") was built between the late 1940s and in the early 1950s. The Italian portion became part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia autonomous region, mostly included in the Province of Gorizia. Parallel to the same process, Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) witnessed a policy of gradual liberalization since 1984, not unlike the Soviet Perestroika. This provoked tensions between the League of Communists of Slovenia on one side, and the central Yugoslav Party and the Federal Army (Yugoslav People's Army) on the other side. In mid May 1988, the Peasant Union of Slovenia was organized as the first non-Communist political organization in the country. Later in the same month, the Yugoslav Army arrested four Slovenian journalists of the alternative magazine ''Mladina'', accusing them of revealing state secrets. The so-called Ljubljana trial triggered mass protests in Ljubljana and other Slovenian cities. The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights was established as the platform of all major non-Communist political movements. By early 1989, several anti-Communist political parties were already openly functioning, challenging the hegemony of the Slovenian Communists. Soon, the Slovenian Communists, pressured by their own civil society, entered in conflict with the Serbian Communist leadership. *Albanians are committing genocide against Serbs in Kosovo (Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo) (pgs. 41, 56 of memorandum) *Slovenia (Socialist Republic of Slovenia) and Croatia (Socialist Republic of Croatia) are taking control of the Serbian economy. Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is taking industry out of Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia) (pg. 42) *There is need for constitutional changes of Yugoslavia (Constitution of Yugoslavia) because of its unfair mistreating and weakening of Serbia (pg. 46) Life He was born in Maribor, an industrial center in what was then the Yugoslav (Yugoslavia) Socialist Republic of Slovenia. His father, originally from the Prekmurje region, was a former partisan (Partisans (Yugoslavia)). Jančar studied law in his home town. While a student, he became chief editor of the student journal ''Katedra''; he soon came in conflict with the Communist (Communist Party of Slovenia) establishment because he published some articles critical of the ruling regime. He had to leave the journal. He soon found a job as an assistant at the Maribor daily newspaper ''Večer (Večer (Maribor))''. In 1974 he was arrested by Yugoslav (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) authorities for bringing to Yugoslavia a booklet entitled ''V Rogu ležimo pobiti'' (''We Lie Killed in the Rog Forest''), which he had bought in nearby Austria and lent to some friends. The booklet was a survivor's account of the Kočevski Rog massacres of the Slovene Home Guard war prisoners perpetrated by Josip Broz Tito's regime in May 1945. He was sentenced to a year's imprisonment for "spreading hostile propaganda" but was released after three months. Immediately after his release he was called up for military service in southern Serbia, where he was subjected to systematic harassment by his superiors due to his "criminal file".


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in the Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo, Socialist Republic of Serbia, led to the repression of the Albanian majority in Serbia's southern province. The more prosperous republics of Socialist

Socialist Republic of Slovenia

The '''Socialist Republic of Slovenia''' ( On 8 March 1990, the Socialist Republic of Slovenia removed the prefix "Socialist" from its name, becoming the Republic of Slovenia, though remaining a constituent state of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 25 June 1991, when it enacted the laws resulting in independence.

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