End of War or End of State? 1918 in the Public Memories of Post-Communist Croatia and Serbia

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End of War or End of State? 1918 in the Public Memories of Post-Communist Croatia and Serbia. / Andersen, Tea Sindbæk; Dedovic, Ismar.

I: Nationalities Papers, Bind 49, Nr. 4, 2021, s. 646-661.

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Andersen, TS & Dedovic, I 2021, 'End of War or End of State? 1918 in the Public Memories of Post-Communist Croatia and Serbia', Nationalities Papers, bind 49, nr. 4, s. 646-661. <https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/nationalities-papers/article/end-of-war-or-end-of-state-1918-in-the-public-memories-of-postcommunist-croatia-and-serbia/2BA0B9E267E312BC91992FA386514B08>

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Andersen, T. S., & Dedovic, I. (2021). End of War or End of State? 1918 in the Public Memories of Post-Communist Croatia and Serbia. Nationalities Papers, 49(4), 646-661. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/nationalities-papers/article/end-of-war-or-end-of-state-1918-in-the-public-memories-of-postcommunist-croatia-and-serbia/2BA0B9E267E312BC91992FA386514B08

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Andersen TS, Dedovic I. End of War or End of State? 1918 in the Public Memories of Post-Communist Croatia and Serbia. Nationalities Papers. 2021;49(4):646-661.

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Andersen, Tea Sindbæk ; Dedovic, Ismar. / End of War or End of State? 1918 in the Public Memories of Post-Communist Croatia and Serbia. I: Nationalities Papers. 2021 ; Bind 49, Nr. 4. s. 646-661.

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