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The Activity of the Government of the Serbian Autonomous District Krajina during 1991

Nikica Barić ; Hrvatski institut za povijest, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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str. 65-83

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The government of the Serbian Autonomous District (SAO) Krajina, from the beginning of its activity in the middle of 1991 until the end of that year, when it became the government of the newly proclaimed Republic of the Serbian Krajina (RSK), was relentless in its desire to become completely independent of Croatia and remain within the system of rump Yugoslavia, which was under Serbian domination. In this respect, the government of SAO Krajina was decisive in opposing the resolutions of the European Union, which at the end of 1991 declared that the republics of the former Yugoslavia could become
internationally recognized states within their existing borders. Similarly, the government of SAO Krajina showed its dissatisfaction with the involvement of the UN in ending the conflict in Croatia. It felt the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces hampered the SAO Krajina’s freedom of action and its complete independence from Croatia. Events during 1992 and later would show that the fears of the government of SAO Krajina were exaggerated. The international
community was not in a position to really change the situation which had developed during the second half of 1991, when attacks by the Yugoslav Army and the forces of the SAO Krajina resulted in the “ethnic cleansing” of Croatian territories of Croatian and anti-Serbian population, and the proclamation of a Republic of the Serbian Krajina. The ineffectualness of the UN in carrying out its mission enabled the “Cyprusization” of Croatia, or the prolongation of the situation created by the proclamation of the Republic of Serbian Krajina. While
in political terms the government of SAO Krajina in Knin sought complete independence from Croatia, in all other respects this created great difficulties for the territories in question. An independence that was carved out in political and military terms cut across well-founded lines of communication and economic and financial ties between the territories under the control of the Krajina Serbs and the rest of Croatia. This greatly disturbed the normal course of life in these territories and would characterize life in the western regions of the Republic of Serbian Krajina right until its collapse in 1995 as a result of the military actions on the part of the Croatian Army. The economic and social difficulties in the SAO Krajina could not be eased by orienting these territories toward Serbia, upon which the Krajina Serbs looked as their new homeland.

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Serbian Autonomous District Krajina; The Government of the Serbian Autonomous District Krajina; War in Croatia; 1991; Croatia; Yugoslavia

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