united into the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia
[excerpt from the Preamble]; SFRY is a federal state created as a community of peoples that have united voluntarily and of their socialist republics [excerpt from Article 1]; SFRY consists of .
On April 27, 1992, in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro joined in passing the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Belgrade contended that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
, the name by which the federated state was formerly known, had not been a member of the UN nor a party to its convention on the prevention of genocide on the date Croatia's complaint was filed.
The Tito Stone was erected in memory of Josip Broz Tito, who was the leader of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
from 1945 until his death in 1980, at the age of 88.
However, the Nato attack on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
in 1999 was roundly applauded for forcing Slobodan Milosevic to accept terms which ended the conflict in Kosovo.
It is also true that Kosovo never had the status of a republic within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
, even though it was the fourth most populous unit of the Yugoslav federation.
As a consequence, the former Republic of Yugoslavia
and the countries
Meanwhile the states were accepted back into UN under the name of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
After independence in 1991, Parliament passed legislation calling for denationalization (with restitution or compensation) within a fixed period of church properties--church buildings and support buildings, residences, businesses, and forests-that were nationalized after World War II by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
On what grounds were the internal federal borders of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Macedonia deemed sacrosanct, effectively trumping any claim to revision from within, when these same republics had themselves, by their actions, called into question and radically transformed the borders of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
After his predecessor, former President Slobodan Milosevic, had ravaged the country with a military campaign to cleanse the republic of ethnic Albanians, and after NATO had launched a succession of military strikes, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
was utterly devastated.
Constitutional change in February 2003 transformed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, with two separate central banks.
The country was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in World War II, and at war's end in 1945 was renamed the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
by Marshal Tito.
Since Serbia and Montenegro, the two remaining sister republics of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
, agreed in March 2002 to establish a looser union of `Serbia and Montenegro', the political role of the office of the president has been left in limbo, in anticipation of a new constitution for the proposed union.
Following the 1999 NATO bombardment against Serbia, the larger republic in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
which also includes Montenegro, the U.