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Noun: Yugoslavia  ,yoo-gu'slaa-vee-u or ,yoo-gow'slaa-vee-u
  1. A former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
    "Tito's Yugoslavia included Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro"
     
  2. A mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
    - Serbia and Montenegro, Union of Serbia and Montenegro, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Jugoslavija

Type of: European country, European nation

Encyclopedia: Yugoslavia