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Bakaric, Vladimir

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1983 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Yugoslav
Categories: Politician

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1912 - Born on March 8th in Velika Gorica, near Zagreb, Austria-Hungary. Yugoslav politician.

1933 - He was a member of the Communist Party.

1945 - He headed the first postwar government of the Croatian national republic within the Yugoslav federation.

1971-1972 - He supported Tito's moves to suppress Croatian nationalism.

1974 - A Marxist theoretician who was, nevertheless, strongly opposed to the Soviet system, Bakaric helped frame the federal constitution designed to promote decentralization.

         - He was the last survivor of Marshal Tito's World War II compatriots to retain high office within the party hierarchy, being a member of the Presidium of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia and vice-president of the federal republic's collective Presidency.

1983 - Died on January 16th in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

         - Under the system of rotation of offices instituted by Tito, Bakaric would have succeeded Petar Stambolic as head of state in May.

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