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Scenario Collection - Yugoslavia 1990 to Present - Suicide of a Nation and Birth of Seven

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In 1980, the founder, strongman, and longtime leader of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, war hero of WW2 who led one of only two (along with Albania's Enver Hoxha) resistance movements in Axis-occupied Europe that successfully liberated their own countries without direct intervention or invasion by an Allied power or having to wait until after the Instrument of Surrender that ended the war, and the last man able to hold Yugoslavia together as one nation, Josip Broz Tito, passed away at the ripe old age of 87. In the decade that followed, although Yugoslavia was not a member of the Warsaw Pact, having been considered "neutral" or "non-aligned" for the entirety of the Cold War, Soviet General Secretary (later President) Mikhail S. Gorbachev's pestroika, glastnost, demokratizaka, and détente polices led to a sense of expectation on Yugoslavia's Communist Government, albeit with it's unique Titoist slant, internally and externally nonetheless. In the late '80's, the Yugoslavian economy tanked, albeit a couple of years later than when the Warsaw Pact nations' planned command economies failed them drastically, and the federal system of sharing power between the national government and the six constituent "socialist republics" and two "autonomous provinces" with the Socialist Republic of Serbia, which was originally a platform Tito had created to maintain unity in the nation, quickly began showing early signs of being a tool of division and acrimony on an ethnic level. Things came to a head at the 14th Party Congress of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, who, until the previous year (1989) were the only legal political in the country and divided into six member affiliates, one for each constituent socialist republic, in 1990, who main purpose was to discuss the political reorganization of Yugoslavia to deal with the rapid political and economic deterioration of the country. After a heated and deadlocked debate, Milan Kucan, the leader of League of Communists of Slovenia, a constituent socialist republic producing a far greater percentage of the national GDP than it's percentage of the country or population and feeling it was being "milked like a fat cow for the benefit of Belgrade," and Ivica Racan, leader of the League of Communists of Croatia, both of who sharply disagreed with the proposed plans for the future by the leader of the League of Communists of Serbia, Slobodan Milosovic, led the Slovenian and Croatian delegations out of the party congress, leaving insufficient members to form a quorum to make any meaningful decisions. With the creation of opposition being legalized the previous year and declared to be allowed to run in the elections for the Assemblies of the six constituent socialist republics, the stage is set for what historically became the most turbulent and violent events in Europe since WW2, but from the perspective of the various elections framing around the military and diplomatic events (a lot of which were surprisingly freer and fairer than one might expect). I put this as a general scenario creation article, because, to properly do this collection, the scenarios will have to, by nature, span Presidential, Prime Minister, Chancellor, and even a few Congress (at least the game engine) scenarios to be reasonably close to the subject material.

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Sounds awesome Patine cannot wait!

 

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On November 23, 2016 at 0:06 PM, daons said:

Would you want help with maps as I have an interest in that region?

I think I may have the trick of making maps figured out. @lok1999's request for me to make one for him (which still has one tiny crack in the one the lines that's hard to find, but once I find it, it'll be done) has actually also proven to be reasonable practice for map-making techniques. If I do run across areas where I could use a hand, I will certainly keep your offer in mind. :)

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This would be an awesome series.

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25 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

This would be an awesome series.

It's still in the queue. Problem is, all of the successor nations of Yugoslavia, except for their first one to three each, as a rule, have parliamentary elections by the MMP system, so it (like a number of other of my projects) is currently on hold.

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Oh yeah, have you got that map done yet, or have you completely forgotten about it? I totally understand if you have forgotten about it however, as it's been so long.

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8 hours ago, lok1999 said:

Oh yeah, have you got that map done yet, or have you completely forgotten about it? I totally understand if you have forgotten about it however, as it's been so long.

I haven't forgotten, no. But, truth be told, I'd need seven maps - possibly as many as 13 maps - as a simple map of Yugoslavia as of 1990 is never actually used in this series in and of itself. I have the maps I need from Wikipedia maps - they would just need to be edited to proper TheorySpark shading. I already have a Serbia one from NYRepublican, but I don't believe I have the others.

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

I haven't forgotten, no. But, truth be told, I'd need seven maps - possibly as many as 13 maps - as a simple map of Yugoslavia as of 1990 is never actually used in this series in and of itself. I have the maps I need from Wikipedia maps - they would just need to be edited to proper TheorySpark shading. I already have a Serbia one from NYRepublican, but I don't believe I have the others.

Beginning in September I Will have very little if any time to contribute to doing this for awhile.

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16 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

Beginning in September I Will have very little if any time to contribute to doing this for awhile.

I understand.

Ah, the student's life. It's like a dim, hazy memory of times long gone by to me...

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