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    Two decades after gaining independence from Yugoslavia, an act that the Slovene economy has never recovered from, the country is facing an economic implosion. PM Janez Jansa (a political dissident in the late 1980s) has called on protesters in Maribor and Ljubljana to call a halt to the protests planned for 2 December which coincides with the Presidential Election run-off. More than 8,000 are expected to hit the streets of Ljubljana alone this weekend. Violence has already been reported on the streets. Slovenia has seen unemployment rocket in particularly amongst its youth. Its banks are heavily in debt. The older generation remember the Tito era with fondness. Independence from Belgrade in late 1991 was greeted near universally from many Slovenes and the political class promised new found freedom and prosperity. Twenty years on and many Slovenes are wondering if they were better off in Yugoslavia.

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    ah yes communism was great, how can any sane person yearn for a return to communism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    ah yes communism was great, how can any sane person yearn for a return to communism.
    Yugoslavia was different though. Yugoslavia did not ally itself to Russia. Tito managed to unite all the different ethnic groups under one nation. That's why the civil wars were so horrific as neighbour turned against neighbour when once they lived side-by-side and inter-married. It had a relatively strong economy and its people weren't subjected to the same restrictions as in other communist states.

    I though Slovenia was doing very well and had no idea that it's economy was in trouble.

    What else don't we know and who's next?
    If we got rid of all the papists, there'd be no trouble whatsoever. The place will be nirvana. Schomberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runwiththewind View Post
    Yugoslavia was different though. Yugoslavia did not ally itself to Russia. Tito managed to unite all the different ethnic groups under one nation. That's why the civil wars were so horrific as neighbour turned against neighbour when once they lived side-by-side and inter-married. It had a relatively strong economy and its people weren't subjected to the same restrictions as in other communist states.

    I though Slovenia was doing very well and had no idea that it's economy was in trouble.

    The text is fantasy

    What else don't we know and who's next?
    The bolded text is fantasy
    Tito ruled through terror - you need to read Misha Gleny before you talk such rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bismarck View Post
    The bolded text is fantasy
    Tito ruled through terror - you need to read Misha Gleny before you talk such rubbish.
    I have and didn't think much of him.

    Tito was no more of a dictator or ruled through terror that say Bishop McQuaid did here in Ireland. Tito was hugely popular in Yugoslavia during his lifetime. People did live side by side and did intermarry and many from the Balkans regret the breakup of Yugoslavia.
    If we got rid of all the papists, there'd be no trouble whatsoever. The place will be nirvana. Schomberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    ah yes communism was great, how can any sane person yearn for a return to communism.
    an increasing number of Slovenes are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bismarck View Post
    The bolded text is fantasy
    Tito ruled through terror - you need to read Misha Gleny before you talk such rubbish.
    Have you ever spoken to any ex Yugoslavs who lived during Tito's rule? They would beg to differ.

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    Another mess made in Brussels.

    Surely the fact that they are only allowed grow straight carrots, and the fact that the ECB pushes Ponzi scheme economics, would have made everybody happy ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    I've met many Slovenians, Croatians and Serbs who do yearn for the old life they had in Yugoslavia.
    Politics.ie moderators should moderate instead.
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    Thats news about Slovenia to me. The last thing I heard was they stole the money from ex Yugoslavian banks before they seceded and that they had obtained a standard of living comparable with or higher than the UK just a few years ago.

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