In point of international law, its existence may be said to date from Dec. I 1918, when the Prince-Regent Alexander of Serbia formally complied with the invitation of the Yugoslav National Council to assume the regency over the sister provinces also.
The Yugoslav movement was by no means a recent one, as is often assumed.
- In the late 'sixties the Yugoslav idea met with a serious set-back.
The Cuvaj regime had a magical effect in furthering the movement for Yugoslav unity.
This gave rise to sympathetic demonstrations in many Dalmatian and Bosnian towns, and to a series of interpellations and speeches by the Yugoslav and Czech deputies in the Parliament of Vienna.