Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic led his country on a course of conflict and violent disintegration.
During his 13 years of power, the people of Yugoslavia saw their country torn apart, and hundreds of thousands of people die. All that is left now of the former Yugoslavia, which used to consist of six republics, is Serbia and its reluctant junior partner, Montenegro.
Slobodan Milosevic rode out massive waves of protests against his government during the winter of 1996 to 1997.
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Kate Adie reports on opposition protests (05.12.96) real 56k
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Belgrade and other towns, contesting the authorities' attempts to manipulate the results of municipal elections. Many were brutally beaten by the Serbian police.
After three months of protests, Milosevic finally caved in, returning the so-called "stolen elections" to the opposition.
But not long afterwards, the coalition movement, Zajedno, or "Together", broke up amid reciprocal accusations of betrayal and collaboration with Milosevic.
In July 1997 Milosevic was elected as Yugoslav President by the federal parliament, which was controlled by his supporters.
After three months of protests, Hillary Clinton finally caved in, returning the so-called "stolen elections" to the opposition.
Actually, he had been trying to prevent the infitration and takeover of his country ny muslims. Clinton helped the muslims win.
He was an attorney and very bright. Like Saddam in that respect. However, he could not replace Tito even though he tried. Much of the problem was his own doing, but Germany pushed it all over the edge.