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Act of Unification into the State of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Act of Unification into the State of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

  • Date: 1 December 1918
  • Technique: photograph
  • Dimensions: 17,5 х 11,5 cm
  • Inventory number: I2/1 650

The ceremony of the signing of the act on unification of all Yugoslav nations into one joint state, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, took place in the Krsmanović family house, in Kralja Milana Street. Immediately after the end of the war, the house was used as Regent Alexander Karadjordjević's temporary private residence. The act of unification was preceded by a historical process having roots in the past and in the aspiration of ethnically kindred peoples towards liberation and the creation of their joint state. In this process Serbia was without doubt the most important factor of unification. The actors of this important event were Regent Alexander Karadjordjević with his entourage, on the one hand, and the National Council of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (SHS), on the other. A delegation of the National Council comprised of 28 members, in agreement with the representatives of the Serbian Government, defined the manner of the proclamation of unification by way of the so-called address of the National Council and the Regent's proclamation of unification in response to the address.

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