For nearly 40 years, former machinist Josip Broz, better known by his wartime partisan name of Tito, held together the fractious, ethnically and religiously divided country of Yugoslavia. He accomplished this through a combination of personality cult, brutal repression and the cajoling of the various warring tribes to hold common goals above their narrow interests.

Upon his death, Yugoslavia soon spiraled into a sea of long repressed hatred, reprisals and warfare. Soon the country broke apart, and the dreams and goals of the centrally planned, centrally controlled state were lost.

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