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Dobrica Cosic dies at 92; author and Yugoslavian president
Dobrica Cosic dies at 92; author and Yugoslavian president

Dobrica Cosic, a nationalist writer who served briefly as Yugoslavia's president as the country unraveled in civil war, died Sunday, his family said. He was 92. A former communist-turned-nationalist, Cosic was one of the most influential figures in 20th century Serbia. He played an important role in the rise of Serbian nationalism in 1980s, leading to the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Cosic joined the communist guerrilla resistance during the German occupation in World War II and became a government official in charge of propaganda after the war. At the time, Cosic had close ties with Yugoslav dictator Josip Tito. In the 1960s, Cosic moved away from communism toward a...

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