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Odnos vojske Kraljevine SHS/Jugoslavije do Slovencev
Attitude of the army of the Kingdom of SHS/Yugoslavia towards Slovenians

Author(s): Marko Zajc
Subject(s): Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Kingdom of Serb, Croats and Slovenes;Kingdom of Yugoslavia;Army;Slovenia;Slovene; relations; 1918-1941

Summary/Abstract: The attitude of the Army towards Slovenians in the time of the Kingdom of SHS or Yugoslavia is a topic involving several methodological as well as other research problems that historians have to address. The title is multi-layered. This may not be obvious at the first sight, but it is nevertheless of fundamental importance for the researcher. Several questions emerge: are we referring to the attitude of the Army towards Slovenians as a nation or the Slovenian culture; or its attitude towards individuals - Slovenian soldiers and officers or Slovenian civilians; or maybe its attitude towards the Slovenian territory? It is also important »who«, on the side of the Army, has an attitude towards Slovenians: the supreme command, general, officers, soldiers, etc. What is the professional attitude of the Army members and what is their private or even intimate attitude? Naturally, the Army’s attitude towards Slovenians is closely connected with the Slovenian attitude towards the Army, and it is impossible to draw a precise line between them. The contribution focuses on the issue of the Slovenian territory in the military plans; on the question of the attitude of the Army of the Kingdom of SHS/Yugoslavia to Slovenian soldiers and officers; on the significance of Slovenia/Slovenians in the ideological constructs of the Army; and on the life of officers in the Slovenian part of the country.

  • Issue Year: 55/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-21
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Slovenian