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Conference paper

Economic Foundations of Serbian Expansionism

Zvonimir Baletić ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Baletić, Z. (1995). Gospodarske osnove srpskog ekspanzionizma. Politička misao, 32 (2), 70-76. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Baletić, Zvonimir. "Gospodarske osnove srpskog ekspanzionizma." Politička misao, vol. 32, no. 2, 1995, pp. 70-76. Accessed 9 May 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Baletić, Zvonimir. "Gospodarske osnove srpskog ekspanzionizma." Politička misao 32, no. 2 (1995): 70-76.
Baletić, Z. (1995). 'Gospodarske osnove srpskog ekspanzionizma', Politička misao, 32(2), pp. 70-76. Available at: (Accessed 09 May 2021)
Baletić Z. Gospodarske osnove srpskog ekspanzionizma. Politička misao [Internet]. 1995 [cited 2021 May 09];32(2):70-76. Available from:
Z. Baletić, "Gospodarske osnove srpskog ekspanzionizma", Politička misao, vol.32, no. 2, pp. 70-76, 1995. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 09 May 2021]

The author is of the opinion that Serbian expansionism is the
result of Serbia's geopolitical and economic disadvantages; its
continental isolation, peripheral agrarian economy and scattered
population in relatively undeveloped regions outside Serbia proper.
The Serbian state has tried in the last hundred years to make up
for these shortcomings by territorial expansion. Yugoslavia was the
realization of that objective since in it Serbia arroguted significant
resources by means of centralist redistribution. When the Yugoslav
stale met with a crisis, Serbian leadership did not agree to a
confederal reform but opted for using their superior military might.
The economic consequences of this show of force were tremendous:
direct damage, due lo the destruction and the occupation and
indirect damage as well as to the misappropriation of federal assets.
Serbia is today faced with the failure of its venture so its priority is
the lifting of the economic sanctions. The Croatian state in this
historic moment must, above all. secure its territorial integrity and
prevent the division of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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