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His actions were extensively reported by Serbian-controlled Yugoslav mass media, beginning the process of transforming the former banker into the stalwart symbol of Serbian nationalism. But in the following years, he dealt with the leaders of the protests by sacking them from university and Communist party posts. Also important were the Communist Party general secretaries for each republic and province, and the general secretary of Central Committee of the Communist Party.

The name change also reflects the fact that the latter superseded in importance the partisan detachments themselves. As a result, the Slovenian and Croatian delegations left the Congress and the all-Yugoslav Communist party was dissolved. The Serb minority in Croatia declared its own independence from the republic and its desire to join Serbia, sparking violence between armed militias.

Having found a new source of legitimacy, Milosevic quickly shored up his power in Serbia through control of the party apparatus and the press. Serbia and Montenegro formed a new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as a successor state to old Yugoslavia, but the international community did not recognize its successor claim. These autonomous provinces held the same voting power as the republics but unlike the republics, they could not legally separate from Yugoslavia. However, most of the German minority of Yugoslavia, most of whom collaborated during occupation and had been recruited to German forces, were expelled towards Germany or Austria. Cominform and Informbiro and started to build its own way to socialism under the strong political leadership of Josip Broz Tito.

Yugoslavia will cease to function as a federal state within a year, and will probably dissolve within two. In many parts of occupied Europe the enemy was suffering losses at the hands of partisans that he could ill afford.

Slovenia and Croatia voiced demands for looser ties within the Federation. By the middle of partisan resistance to the Germans and their allies had grown from the dimensions of a mere nuisance to those of a major factor in the general situation. The Albanian majority in Kosovo demanded the status of a republic in the protests in Kosovo while Serbian authorities suppressed this sentiment and proceeded to reduce the province's autonomy. However, in Tito broke decisively with Stalin on other issues, making Yugoslavia an independent communist state.

Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo saw the creation of an autonomous province as not being enough, and demanded that Kosovo become a constituent republic with the right to separate from Yugoslavia. The violence will be intractable and bitter. Yugoslav Wars This section needs additional citations for verification. Croatia followed in May, and in August, the Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina also declared itself sovereign. Serbia and Montenegro elected candidates who favoured Yugoslav unity.

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