THE POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE IN THE SR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AFTER OKTOBER 1969. THE RELATION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN THE EARLY 1970sJournal: Historijski pogledi//Historical Views (Vol.II, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-10-28
Authors : DŽENITA SARAČ-RUJANAC;
Page : 322-344
Keywords : Bosanska krajina; Banja Luka; earthquake; damage; rehabilitation; reconstruction; solidarity;
On October 26 and 27, 1969, a devastating earthquake hit Banja Luka and fourteen neighbouring municipalities. The reconstruction of the affected area will become a very important issue causing a kind of earthquake in the relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina's leadership with the Federal Government and the other republics. In the early 1970s, the whole complexity of multi-year struggle for the equal status and treatment of the Republic in the Federation was reflected in it. In the paper, we track the multi-month negotiations overthe funding sources, the contribution of the Federation and the other republics in the construction and renovation of the Bosanska Krajina (the Bosnian Frontier) and we also indicate the political consequences of this natural disaster.
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