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Tito and Pinochet: A Wholly Unscientific 12-Second Comparison of the Pop Culture Legacies of Two Dictators from the 1970s

The full title of this aside: TITO AND PINOCHET: A WHOLLY UNSCIENTIFIC 12-SECOND COMPARISON OF THE POP CULTURE LEGACIES OF TWO DICTATORS...

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Yugoslav National Army illustrated postal stationery, circa 1978

These are six illustrated envelopes produced by the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) in the mid 1970s. I love this first one, portraying a cute...

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Trebević Mountain Polka (Sarajevo notebook II).

Catching up on last month’s visit to Sarajevo, here’s a four-minute high speed stroll down the 1984 Olympic bobsled run on...

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1968 Yugoslav Road Atlas

The joys of spring cleaning for a packrat. I rescued this from a trash heap in my father’s garage in Ohio about a year-and-half ago...

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Tito on Stamps

In my world, May 4 will always be associated with two things. In 1970, four students were killed and nine others wounded when the Ohio...

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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...

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trabant quality control.

About a year ago, I mentioned the Yugo I proudly spent four years driving around the hills of southeast Ohio. I’m sure there are at...

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What’s on Radio Titograd?

Found this old radio in my grandmother’s attic over the weekend, an RIZ (RadioIndustrija Zagreb) 634 UKV. According to this Croatian...

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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...

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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...

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