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Old 02.07.2016, 18:40
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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"Tito died in 1980. Trouble started in 1990, whole 10 years later. "
However the fact remains that if Tito had been replaced with another strong leader then Yugoslavia would still be one country.
No, Tito or no Tito Yugoslavia would have never survived.

Yugoslavia was getting a lot of money for its "planned economy" that dissappeared once the Berlin Wall was gone. As a tampon zone, tito was getting money from the west and the east. Non aligned movement and all of that.

But as Maggie once said "communism works until you have other people's money to spend" it happened exactly that, once money was an issue everybody wanted to skip the bill. If Tito was alive in 1990 I imagine him going the Saddam way.

It's all down to money and nothing else. Stop those subventions for the French farmers and you'll see what happens next
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