Milan Pribicevic – Beginning of the Political Activity in the Kingdom of SHS/Yugoslavia (1918–1923) Cover Image

Milan Pribicevic – Beginning of the Political Activity in the Kingdom of SHS/Yugoslavia (1918–1923)

Author(s): Sofija Božić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: the Yugoslav idea; Kingdom of SHS/Yugoslavia; Croatian cantons with Serbian majority; Kosovo

Summary/Abstract: Milan Pribicevic (Slavonski Brod, 1877 – Montreuil, 1937) was the Kingdom of SHS Constituent Assembly Court Canton Member of Parliament. He was elected as listed by the Democratic Party, after an intensive campaign in the course of which he had been promising to plead in favor of solving educational, traffic and economic problems of farmers. Being MP, he was presumably one of the most engaged public figures when necessities of Krajina's countryside and countrymen were at stake. During his term of office he was persistent to anticipate numerous problems weighted upon Serbian country population of the district. He raised issues of lack of schools, hospitals and medical personnel, clergymen and transport routes; he took care of his voters' sustenance in the course of poor crop years, of their employment and of a solution to the agrarian issues. Notwithstanding that he kept raising up against doing injustice to Croatian cantons with Serbian majority, he struggled against the anti-governmental Republican Movement headed by Stjepan Radic by both calling for harmony and unity of Serbs and Croats and emphasizing advantages of Yugoslav idea and Yugoslav community for either nation. He endeavored to stay in direct communication with voters by organizing gatherings as well as through the Srpsko kolo Magazine edited by his own as a mean of getting countrymen familiar with his positions and ideas. He extended his activities beyond the Parliament by establishing Countrymen Councils, as supra-party agencies acting as intermediary bodies between the people and authorities, acting on promotion of both economic and cultural development of underdeveloped and destitute agrarian communities in Serbia. Milan Pribicevic left his activity off in 1923 after he had moved to Kosovo and ad interim retired from politics.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 7-24
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian