Post-war Yugoslavia existed within a framework which taught the necessity of the obedience of people to history — that is, to history as a process of social and economic development. Yugoslavia in its second incarnation was created ostensibly to serve such ends. However, it was created by and organised around, a small group of personalities, of which Tito was supreme. A statesman by temperament and outlook, he required a state over which to govern. Yugoslavia, reincarnated, provided just such an entity, and the people, willingly or otherwise, were obliged to follow.
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