During a meeting in Naples, while World War II was still going on, Winston Churchill allegedly asked Tito, the communist leader and later lifelong Yugoslav president, how he imagined that he would keep together the various peoples which constituted Yugoslavia, especially if one considers their large historical, cultural, and linguistical differences. “If someone attacks us” Tito replied “we will act as one people“. – “And what will happen if no one attacks you“? asked Churchill.
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