A T A L E O F T W O C O M M U N I S T S T A T E S
Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia was a two state country made up of
people called Czechs and Slovaks.
After World War II, it fell behind the Iron Curtain.
The two groups of people rarely got along.
After the Fall of Communism….
Problems immediately surfaced when the Soviet Union
During the elections of 1990 and 1992, their first free
elections, things became especially heated.
At the same time, Czech and Slovak nationalism
Czechoslovakia No More!
In order to deal with the
increasing tensions, the
government agreed to
peacefully divide the
country into two: the
Czech Republic and
ia was composed of
different groups that did
not get along.
The country also
split, but it did not do so
Tito….not to be confused with Toto….
Yugoslavia was composed of
six republics before it split
In 1945, communists took
over the country led by
Suppressed peoples’ rights
When he died in 1980, the
country began to fall apart
as people began to demand
economic freedom and
Inspired by the
revolutions in Poland
and Hungary against
communism, the six
republics of Yugoslavia
Communist Party split
along ethnic (cultural)
SOME republics gave
people the right to vote.
The Communist police cracked down on people
using these new freedoms.
But it was too late and the country began splitting.
Four countries soon split off:
Serbia and Montenegro
The last major state of Yugoslavia was called Serbia
The two-state country was led by Slobodan
Like Hitler, he practiced ethnic cleansing (think:
When he was arrested, the country split in two in
2006. The countries became Serbia AND
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