|Opis:||The desire for independence already appeared shortly after the Second World War, then year after year, it only grew. The crisis, which fatefully determined the then secession and independence of Slovenia, took place between 1981 and 1989. This was a period of great changes within Yugoslavia. Some known figures rose to power, such as Milošević, Tuđman, and Kučan, who with the help of other politicians in Yugoslavia, influenced the final collapse of the federation. Some only wanted to transform the former unified state, while others persistently sought the liberation and secession of their own state.
Milan Kučan, as the president of the governing body, had the toughest political function in Slovenia. With the help of other politicians, such as Janša, Bučar, Drnovšek, Peterle and Pučnik, he made important decisions, but at the same time, he wanted to maintain a peaceful relationship with the other states in Yugoslavia. Initially, he held the same views as Marković, which were to merely transform Yugoslavia, and not secede from it; however, over time, the situation led to a change in his opinion. With determination and diligence, he attained the status of being the most responsible leader of the independence policy.
Tuđman, as the president of the governing body of the Socialist Republic of Croatia, worked very well with Slovene politicians, especially with Kučan, and held the same views, until the arrival of soldiers from the Yugoslav People’s Army on Slovene territory.
Milosević, as the president of the governing body of the Socialist Republic of Serbia, led his country well and quickly gained the support of his people. His main goal was to establish Serbia as the strongest state in Yugoslavia. Owing to the ongoing conflicts that he had with all of the other states in Yugoslavia, he failed to reach this goal.
At the time of the secession and independence of Slovenia, Kučan Milosević was seen as the main culprit behind the entire Yugoslav crisis. Of course, in any dispute, not only one person is guilty. That is why it is important, in order to judge the situation, to know the whole story behind each individual person. In the end, we ourselves will judge and create our own opinion on the fate of Slovenia and the collapse of Yugoslavia.|