THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIAN KRAJINA – GOVERNMENT IN EXILE
11.080 Zemun, Magistratski trg Str. 3 – Serbija. Теl: 3077-028, firstname.lastname@example.org
Бр. 1437/12 - 31. 01. 2012.
The government of the Republic of Serbian Krajina in exile has been honored to welcome the diplomatic consular representatives of the Republic of Serbia and to notify them. During the past two decades the former European colonial powers have maintained the same policy towards the Serbian nation as during the previous centuries. Within the framework of their colonial agenda, they have been using Croatia as an instrument against the Serbs.
The government of RS Krajina points out that the EU neglects the history of the Krajina Serbs and their contribution to the European and world civilization. The Krajina Serbs possessed their own political rights (Serbian self governance) in the Republic of Venice (Italy), Hungary and Austria. The ethnic territories of the Krajina Serbs are today part of Rumania, Hungary , Serbia and Croatia. The Serbs from Krajina were the greatest soldiers in the armies of Hungary and Austria, countries which had conflicts with the expansionist Turkey in the Middle Ages.
Instead of recognizing the historic contributions of the Krajina Serbs to the Western World, the West tolerates the fact that Serbs have been deprived of their cultural wealth, which has been given to their surrounding nations: Rumania, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Austria. In addition, the EU obligated Croatia to perform acts of genocide against the Serbs of Krajina, which resulted in the banishment of 800.000 Serbs from Croatia and Krajina as well as the forced assimilation and conversion of 30.000 of them between 1990 and 1995. In Austro-Hungary a law was passedin 1907, which could explain the root cause of the mentioned crimes executed against the Serbs in Krajina. At the time Hungary occupied Slovenia, Croatia, Krajina, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Vojvodina and parts of today's Rumania. Within the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungary enjoyed a high degree of autonomy, possessed its own parliament and occupied the territories of the Krajina Serbs. Then Hungary introduced measures compared to the assimilation programs in Croatia, converting Serbs into other nations. Such acts have been characterized by the UN as crimes of genocide. Hence, Hungary converted and assimilated Serbs just as it later happened in Nazi Croatia during WW2 and between 1990 and 1995. The former Hungarian minister Aponi mentions and describes these occasions in his documents. Based on his proposal (1907) Hungary implemented laws to its national minorities (Serbs), calling for their assimilation with the Hungarians. One of the preconditions of this law was the banishment of the Serbian language from Serbian schools in Hungary. Due to such measures, the Serbian children could not learn the Serbian language and thus were artificially alienated from their ethnic and cultural roots. A goal was set, the purpose of which was to assimilate the Serbian inhabitants of Hungary into Hungarians during the upcoming 40 years (until 1947). In response, the Serbs organized a congress on 31 March 1907 in Zrenjanin,
dedicated to opposing this policy.
The government of RS Krajina reminds that in 1990 the countries of the European Community were obligated to take into account these historic facts. However, the colonial history of the Balkans has been neglected. It has been ignored that empires such as Austria and Hungary introduced colonial measures on the Serbian territories. Hence, the EU was not allowed to oppose the anti-Serb colonial policy which was unleashed by Croatia in 1990. The above mentioned anti-Serb law in Hungary from 1907, is one of many preparations of the genocidal crimes which were later perpetrated by Germany against the Slavonic nations, Jews and Gypsies in WW1 and WW2, using extermination camps to achieve their goals.
Furthermore, NATO and the EU nations do not take into account the contribution made by the Serbs from Krajina to the European and world civilization. Some Krajina Serbs were world's greatest scientists.
However, Western Europe organized and executed crimes of genocide against them.
1. Boško Ruđer (1711-1787): Ruđer Josip Bošković was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit, and a polymath from the city of Dubrovnik in the Republic of Ragusa (today Croatia), who studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works. He is famous for his atomic theory and made many important contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet from three observations of a surface feature and for computing the orbit of a planet from three observations of its position.
2. Mihailo Pupin (1854-1935): also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian-American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization"). Pupin was a one founding member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) on March 3, 1915, which later became NASA.
3. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943): Nikola Tesl was a Serbian inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was the important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for developing the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. 4. Milutin Milankovic: (1879-195: Serbian geophysicist and civil engineer, best known for his theory of ice ages
5. Petar Tekelija (1720-1792): was a Russian general-in-chief of Serb origin. He achieved the highest rank among the Serbs who served in the Imperial Russian Army. He was born in a noble family of military tradition, whose men were officers of the Austrian army in the Military Frontier
6. Petar Preradovic (1818-1872): was a famous Serbian poet. He was a son of a Serbian orthodox priest and also member of the Austrian army; he reached the rank of a general. He was one of the greatest Serbian poets of the 19th century. Preradovic converted into the catholic religion, but he remained his Serbian nationality. His descendants live in Vienna. His granddaughter Paula Malden von Preradovic (1887-1951) is one of the most famous Austrian writers. During WW2 she saved many Serbs from the death camp Jasenovac. She wrote many songs, poems, etc. The descendants of Preradovic who live in Austria refused Tudjman’s proposal to consider themselves Croats. They notified Croatian diplomats that they are Serbs.
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