Milosevic and Markovic

Slobodan Milosevic was a Serbian president and, later on, became the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. His birth place was Pozarevac, after four months of Axis invasion of the Yugoslavia Kingdom, and brought up in the Axis occupation period of World War II. (Tromp, 2012)

Markovic was a philosopher of Serbia who became widely known as an advocate of the Praxis School, a movement initiated in Yugoslavia. He was born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbs, Slovenes and Croats. He joined the Community Party of Yugoslavia and also took part in the struggle for the liberation of Yugoslavia in the World War II. (Meszmann, 2015)

Markovic was a great supporter of Slobodan Milosevic and wrote the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts memorandum, a document that has defined the principles of Serbian nationalism. He was at one time the chief ideologue of the Milosevic’s Socialist Party of Serbia as well as its vice-president. (Tromp, 2012)

Milosevic led Serbia for two terms, the constitution limit, first being elected as he called for the change in politics to minimize the Kosovo autonomy, introduce an intense crackdown on separation in Kosovo and offer protection to Serb minority rules. His government policies on political and civil rights were controversial, for instance, he exercised censorship and control in the media and made codes protect the leaders of federal institutions, the Yugoslav Army and national emblems. Milosevic issued no orders to fighters and since then has been seen as the political opportunist whose aim was to take control of Yugoslavia with the desire of becoming its next great leader. He managed good relations with countries like China and Russia, both of which pursued policies that supported his own. He died in the prison cell, caused of death being established to be a heart attack, but suspicions were voiced to the effect that it was made deliberate. (Tromp, 2012)







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Meszmann, T. T. (2015). The Lingering Constituency Discourses of Class in Postsocialist Serbia. East European Politics & Societies, 29(3), 672-684.


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