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Originally posted by denythestatusquo
I hope that Serbia gets back Kosovo. I don't like the idea of a muslim majority there and I see no great value in this infiltration into the backdoor or europe.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Please clarify your remarks for me in regard to the KLA.
Were they Serbs?
What was a good example of keeping the money flow in the hands of the public? Please point me in the right direction on those remarks.
Although rigorously socialist in developing its industrial base, Yugoslavia allowed a certain amount of capitalist incursions, in the spirit of pluralism. This openness to western investment, however, sowed the seeds of the federation's demise. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia enjoyed stability and peace. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the growth of Yugoslavia's gross domestic product averaged 6.1%. There was 91% literacy and an average life expectancy of 72 years. The state provided housing, health care, education, and child care. Citizens lived well on a per capita income of $3,000 a year (in 1980 dollars), with one month paid vacation, plus a year's maternity leave, if needed. Respect for workers was a central concern of government and society.