Nikola Pašić

(1845—1926) Serbian statesman, Prime Minister of Serbia five times between 1891 and 1918

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Serbian statesman and a founder of Yugoslavia. Suspicious of Croats on both political and religious grounds, his ideal was a “Greater Serbia”, including much of Croatia and Dalmatia, with Serbs the master race. However, he signed the Corfu Pact (1917) which resulted in a union of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes into a new kingdom which he represented at the Versailles Peace Settlement (1919). He was twice Premier of the new kingdom (1921–24; 1924–26), which adopted the name Yugoslavia in 1929.

Subjects: World History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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