Yugoslavism between the world wars: indecisive nation building

  title={Yugoslavism between the world wars: indecisive nation building},
  author={Peter A. Troch},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={227 - 244}
  • P. Troch
  • Published 15 February 2010
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Nationalities Papers
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