1st December 2018 in Zagreb, the 3rd Monarchist in the pub event was held, under the patronage of the Croatian Royal Council (CRC). This is a unique monarchist thematic socialization in a pleasant atmosphere of a 19th century Zagreb coffeehouse. In such a leisure and informal atmosphere subjects from Croatian history and contemporary monarchism were discussed.
The main topic of the 3rd Monarchists in the pub was:
100 years of Yugoslavia, between ideals and cruel reality
On the main subject:
1 December 2018 commemorates one hundred years after the proclamation and creation of Yugoslavia, at that moment pro-Yugoslavian politicians from the crown-lands of Croatia, Slovenia, Dalmatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, formed the National Council, which under necessity rushed in Belgrade. Representatives of the National Council of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs led by Ante Trumbić, Svetozar Pribičević, Ante Pavelic (dentist) and Anton Koršec with the support of the Peoples party, and Stjepan Radić and his Peasant party decided without any opinion of the People or Parliament to tie Croatian future and statehood with the fate of Serbia. That day, the delegation of the National Council, led by Ante Pavelic (dentist), readout the "Address" in front of the regent Alexander Karađorđević, requesting the unification of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs with the Kingdom of Serbia. Regent Alexander accepts the address on behalf of the Serbian king Peter, which created the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia). This state would exist until the April war and uprising of 1941. The idea of the revival of Yugoslavia under the leadership of the Communist Party would start the second Yugoslav state in 1945, which would last until a bloody war in the 1990s. The last remnants of Yugoslavia would endure until 2006. Although both Yugoslavia invested heavily in culture and science, trying to strengthen this area, which resulted in numerous state and court artists emerging, such as sculptor Ivan Meštrović and Ban and painter Ivo Tartaglia. Political cruelty and persecutions of political opponents turned both Yugoslavia's into totalitarian states, whose regime left behind a bloody trail of hundreds of thousands of victims. The main subject of the conversation was closely related to how justified the fear of the fragmentation of Croatian crown lands by Italy and Serbia really was, how much Yugoslavia saved Croatian lands from Italian interference. What was the organization of that state like and what it represents to the history of the Croatian people and today's Croatian statehood.
After the end of the main debate the informal socializing continued with open subjects to participate in, as well as open leisure conversation. Beside the patronage, members of Croatian Royal Council also participated in the event.
We would like to thank all members for participating in this monarchist social gathering, which in a relaxed atmosphere of a 19th century coffee house discussed historical and current monarchist events and subjects.