The Corfu Declaration is the agreement that made the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia possible. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croato-Slovene ie Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene: Kraljevina Jugoslavija It was signed near the end of World War I on the island of Corfu on 20 July 1917, by the Yugoslav Committee of politicians in exile, that represented Slovenes, Croats and Serbs living in Austria-Hungary and the representatives of the Kingdom of Serbia, with political sponsorship of Great Britain and France, under their avowed principles of national self-determination. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Corfu (Κέρκυρα Kérkyra, ˈkʲe̞ɾkʲiɾa Κέρκυρα or Κόρκυρα Corcyra Corfù is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Yugoslav Committee ( Jugoslavenski odbor) was a political interest group formed by South Slavs from Austria-Hungary during World War I aimed Slovenes or Slovenians ( Slovene Slovenci, dual Slovenca, singular Slovenec, feminine Slovenke, dual Slovenki Croats (Hrvati are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries Serbs ( Serbian: Срби Srbi) are a South Slavic people living in the Balkans and Central Europe, mainly in Serbia, One of the first Serbian states Raška, was founded in the first half of the 7th century on Byzantine territory by the Unknown See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
The Declaration as "the first step toward building the new State of Yugoslavia" envisaged a parliamentary monarchy under the Karađorđević dynasty, with indivisible territory and unitary power, with the three national denominations and the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets equal before the law, religious freedom and universal suffrage. The House of Karađorđević (Карађорђевићи Serbian Latin Karađorđevići House of Karageorgevich was a Serbian ruling Dynasty descended from It provided for a Constituent Assembly to establish a Constitution that would be the origin of all powers. A constituent assembly is a body elected with the purpose of drafting and in some cases adopting a Constitution.
"This State will be a guarantee of their national independence and of their general national progress and civilization, and a powerful rampart against the pressure of the Germans", the Declaration concluded. Self-determination is defined as free choice of one’s own acts without external compulsion and especially as the freedom of the people of a given Territory to determine their The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as
The two chiefly responsible for devising the wording of the Corfu Declaration were the Serbian Prime Minister Nikola Pašić and the Croatian exile Ante Trumbić, who worked to overcome official Serbian resistance. Nikola P Pašić ( Serbian Cyrillic: Никола П Пашић, at the time also spelled Pashitch or Pachitch) ( December Ante Trumbić ( May 17, 1864 - November 17, 1938) was an important Croatian politician in the early 20th century Pašić and the Serbian Court Party had remained intent upon the simple expansion of a Greater Serbia by means of unilateral territorial gains to be derived from a beaten Austro-Hungarian Empire. The term Greater Serbia or Great Serbia ( Serbian: Велика Србија Velika Srbija) applies to the key current within Serbian The outbreak of the February Revolution in Russia had withdrawn Serbia's Major Power champion from the diplomatic table. The February Revolution (Февральская революция in 1917 in Russia was the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Pašić compromised, signed the Declaration and began to work behind the scenes in an attempt to discredit the Yugoslav Committee, lest the Allied Powers regard the Committee as the rightful government-in-exile at the coming Armistice. Yugoslav Committee ( Jugoslavenski odbor) was a political interest group formed by South Slavs from Austria-Hungary during World War I aimed
As a consequence, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was created on December 1, 1918. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croato-Slovene ie Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene: Kraljevina Jugoslavija Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Trumbić was named Foreign Minister, and Pašić found himself temporarily out of power.