that existed from the abolition of the Yugoslav monarchy
until it was dissolved in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars
. It was a socialist state
and a federation made up of six socialist republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina
, and Slovenia
. Serbia, in addition, included two autonomous provinces of Vojvodina and Kosovo and Metohia.
Initially siding with the Eastern bloc
under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito
at the beginning of the Cold War
, Yugoslavia pursued a policy of neutrality
after the Tito-Stalin split
of 1948, and became one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement
1945 Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip "Tito" Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
1946 Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
1953 Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
1955 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
1963 Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a Socialist republic and Josip Broz Tito is named President for life.
1974 Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
1976 A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
1981 A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on-board.
1991 Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.