Mercedes za srce, fičo za žep

Miljković, Marko (2016) Mercedes za srce, fičo za žep. Dialogi (9). pp. 44-58. ISSN 0012-2068

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In less than half a century automobilism in socialist Yugoslavia expanded rapidly; from the least developed European country in that aspect immediately after the Second World War, to a country on the verge of a stable motorized society by the late 1980s, comparable to the level of West European countries. At the same time, Yugoslavia was far ahead of all other so-cialist countries in Europe. Constructing an original model of a society somewhere on the crossroads between the “capitalist” West and “socialist” East, Yugoslavia achieved a little bit of both worlds, supporting the development of private motorization and automobilism, but at the same time keeping all the characteristics and the problems of the socialist system. Never-theless, with many successes and failures along this original “road to communism” the achieved results are impressive: the automobile became a member of an average Yugoslav family, and the socialist period can be truly understood and explained as the “golden age” of automobilism in former Yugoslav countries.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512605538
Uncontrolled Keywords: Yugoslavia, automobilism, motorization, Crvena Zastava, fičo
Research Department: Sectorial Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 14:31
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 17:19

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