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Communism, post-Communism, and the war in Croatia
David Bruce MacDonald

try to negotiate with Serbs. The Serbian Krajina politician Mile Dakić soon denounced the HDZ for their ‘fascist state policy and kalashnikov democracy’.64 The view that an independent Croatia was forced on the Serbs at gunpoint was widespread. A constant level of Croatian aggression against Serbs was a necessary theme in the latter’s self-representation as victims of genocide. Dismissing claims that the HDZ administration was democratically elected, Serbian sources argued that a multi-party system did not guarantee democracy. ‘Hitler,’ according to one historian

in Balkan holocausts?
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Arthur B. Gunlicks

, though less than one might have expected. The SPD received 34.3 percent, the CDU 30.2 percent, and the PDS 24.4 percent. No other parties cleared the 5 percent hurdle. After the election the SPD took up negotiations with the CDU and PDS, but it was soon clear that it favored a coalition with the PDS. The PDS made certain concessions, such as agreeing to a signed statement that political forces that do not recognize the Basic Law should have no influence on state policy making and admitting that the SED (the Communist Party of the former East Germany) was responsible

in The Länder and German federalism
Geoffrey K. Roberts
Patricia Hogwood

Western European states. Despite protests in many West European states, those missiles were put in place. [See also: détente] nazism The ideology of the Nazi Party and movement founded by Hitler after the First World War, and applied as state policy during the Third Reich (1933–45). There is dispute concerning which features are distinctive to nazism, and which belong to more general

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