Brotherhood and unity (Serbo-Croatian: Bratstvo i jedinstvo/Братство и јединство, Macedonian: Братство и единство, Slovene: Bratstvo in enotnost, Albanian: Vëllazërim dhe bashkim) was a popular slogan of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia that was coined during the Yugoslav People's Liberation War (1941-1945), and which evolved into a guiding principle of Yugoslavia's post-war inter-ethnic policy. The Serbo-Croatian language or Croato-Serbian language (cрпскохрватски језик srpskohrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic Diasystem Macedonian () is the official Language of the Republic of Macedonia and is a part of the Eastern group of South Slavic languages. Slovene or Slovenian ( slovenski jezik or slovenščina, not to be confused with Slovenčina) is a South Slavic language Albanian (sq ''Gjuha shqipe'' ˈɟuha ˈʃcipɛ is an Indo-European language spoken by nearly 6 million peoplewhile others claim that it derives from Daco - A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of League of Communists of Yugoslavia ( Savez komunista Jugoslavije) before 1952 the Communist Party of Yugoslavia ( Komunistička partija Jugoslavije) was The Yugoslav Front of World War II, also known as the Yugoslav People's Liberation War ( Croatian, Serbian: Narodnooslobodilački rat, Cyrillic See also Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian
After the dismemberment of Yugoslavia by Axis forces in April 1941, the occupying powers and their helpers sought to systematically incite hatred among the many national, ethnic and religious groups of Yugoslavia. The creation of puppet states, most notably the so-called Independent State of Croatia, and mass killings of Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is claimed by Yugoslav Communists to have led to attempts by the Serbian bourgeoisie to turn the armed resistance into a fratricidal war. A puppet state is a State that is nominally independent but in reality under the control of another power The Independent State of Croatia ( Croatian: Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH was a Puppet state of the Axis powers. Serbs ( Serbian: Срби Srbi) are a South Slavic people living in the Balkans and Central Europe, mainly in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan Fratricide (from the Latin word frater, meaning "brother" and cide meaning to kill is the act of a person Killing his or her Aware that only a liberated Yugoslavia could guarantee national freedom, the Yugoslav Communist Party successfully publicized the brotherhood and unity of Yugoslavia's nations (narodi) and national minorities (nacionalne manjine, later renamed to narodnosti) in their struggle against the fascist enemy and domestic collaborators. A nation is a Human Cultural and Social Community. In as much as most members never meet each other yet feel a common bond it may be considered The decision of the II. Session of AVNOJ on the federalization of Yugoslavia in 1943 was regarded as the realization of the principle of brotherhood and unity. AVNOJ ( Antifašističko V(ijeće Narodnog Oslobođenja Jugoslavije) standing for " Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia "
After the war, the slogan designated the official policy of inter-ethnic relations in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as embodied in its federal constitutions of 1963 and 1974. A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: The policy prescribed that Yugoslavia's nations (Serbs, Croats, Muslims, Macedonians, Slovenes, Montenegrins) and national minorities (Albanians, Magyars, Romanians, Bulgarians and others) are equal groups that coexist peacefully in the federation, promoting their similarities and interdependence in order to overcome national conflicts and hatred. Serbs ( Serbian: Срби Srbi) are a South Slavic people living in the Balkans and Central Europe, mainly in Serbia, Croats (Hrvati are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries The Bosniaks or Bosniacs (Bošnjak pl Bošnjaci bɔ'ʃɲaːt͡si are a South Slavic people living mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina ("Bosnia" The Macedonians (Македонци transliterated Makedonci) also referred to as Macedonian Slavs --> --> are a South Slavic people Slovenes or Slovenians ( Slovene Slovenci, dual Slovenca, singular Slovenec, feminine Slovenke, dual Slovenki Montenegrins ( Serbian: Црногорци/ Crnogorci) are a South Slavic people closely akin to the Serbs, associated to Montenegro } Albanians (Shqiptarët are an Ethnic group and a Nation, in the sense of sharing a common Albanian culture speaking the Albanian language Hungarians (or Magyars, magyarok are an Ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary. The Romanians (dated Rumanians or Roumanians; Romanian: români or historically and today rather seldom and only regional rumâni The Bulgarians (българи balgari) are a South Slavic people generally associated with the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian language The policy also led to the adoption of national quota systems in all public institutions, including economic organizations, in which national groups were represented by their republic's or province's national composition.
Throughout Yugoslavia many factories, schools, public venues, folklore ensembles and sporting teams used to be named "Brotherhood and unity", as well as the Ljubljana-Zagreb-Beograd-Skopje highway (Highway "Brotherhood and Unity"). Ljubljana ( is the largest and Capital city of Slovenia. It is located in the center of the country and is a mid-sized city of some 270000 inhabitants Zagreb (ˈzɑːgrɛb is the Capital and the largest city of Croatia. Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. Skopje (Скопје; Shkup or Shkupi is the Capital and largest city in the Republic of Macedonia, with more than a quarter of the population Highway "Brotherhood and Unity" ( "Bratstvo i jedinstvo", "Братство и јединство" "Bratstvo in enotnost"
Several prominent persons from former Yugoslavia were convicted for activities deemed to threaten the brotherhood and unity, such as acts of chauvinist propaganda, separatism and irredentism. Chauvinism (ˈʃoʊvɨnɪzəm is extreme and unreasoning Partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred Separatism refers to the advocacy of a state of cultural ethnic tribal religious racial or gender separation from the larger group often with demands for greater political autonomy Irredentism is any position advocating Annexation of territories administered by another State on the grounds of common Ethnicity or prior historical possession Among the convicts were the former presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Alija Izetbegović) and Croatia (Franjo Tuđman), the current Croatian president Stjepan Mesić, Croatian army general of Albanian descent Rahim Ademi and many others. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan Alija Izetbegović (8 August 1925 &ndash 19 October 2003 was a Bosniak activist Lawyer, Author, Philosopher and Politician, who Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between Franjo Tuđman ( May 14, 1922 - December 10, 1999. Tuđman was elected to the position of President of Croatia by the Parliament Stjepan "Stipe" Mesić (born December 24, 1934) is a Croatian politician Rahim Ademi (born January 30, 1954) is a Croatian Army General of Kosovo - Albanian origin One Kosovo Albanian, Adem Demaci, former agent of the Yugoslav Secret Service UDBA, was imprisoned for almost 30 years for allegations of espionage and irredentism. Adem Demaçi ( Serbo-Croat: Адем Демаћи or Adem Demaći) (Born February 26, 1936 in Priština, in the UDBA or Uprava državne bezbednosti/sigurnosti/varnosti ( Serbian Cyrillic: УДБА Управа државне безбедности ("State Security Irredentism is any position advocating Annexation of territories administered by another State on the grounds of common Ethnicity or prior historical possession