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Yugonostalgia

Blinded by zeros

For those of you who are fascinated by large denominations, this is a 500 Billion Dinar note I found this morning, issued by Yugoslavia in 1993. It was the largest nominal value ever printed by the country, near the peak of its hyperinflation period. All those zeros are blinding. Ain't spring cleaning fun? As a point of reference, on November 12,…
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Mental hospital without a country.

From a Reuters story in The Scotsman on the Stimlje mental institution in Kosovo: "The patients came here when Yugoslavia was still alive," says the director, Kujtim Xhelili. "So we have Serbs from Kosovo, from Serbia, from Vojvodina, Croats from Croatia. We have Albanians, Macedonians, Roma, Muslims from Bosnia." and Most of the residents have…
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yugonostalgia.

When sorting through a few boxes of stuff I had shipped here from the states, I found these: the keys to the 1988 Yugo that I drove through the hills of…
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