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Fateful weaknesses after Tito’s death

On 4 May 1980, Josip Broz Tito, President of the Socialist Federated Republic of Yugoslavia, died. An American professor, who had known Tito since the Second World War, had the opportunity to ask the Yugoslav president, during his last trip to America (in 1978), what he, Tito, considered to have been his greatest political failure. Tito answered that his greatest failure was to have failed to bring together the peoples of Yugoslavia in a real community.1