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Yugoslavia: Polity Style: 1918-2006

18 Nov/1 Dec 1918 proclamation of the unification of Serbia and of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs into a single kingdom, public ceremony, residence of Prince Aleksandar, Belgrade
16/29 Dec 1918 act of unification is approved by the Parliament of Serbia
18 Nov/1 Dec 1918 - 15 Jul 1920 Kraljevstvo Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca (Краљевство Срба, Хрвата и Словенаца) = Kraljevstvo Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca = Kraljestvo Srbov, Hrvatov in Slovencev
15 Jul 1920 the word "kraljevstvo/kraljestvo" in the name of the state is replaced with "kraljevina" in accordance with a resolution passed by the Provisional Representation (Privremeno narodno predstavništvo [Привремено народно представништво]/Privremeno narodno predstavništvo/Začasno narodno predstavništvo) on 15 Jul 1920, session of the Provisional Representation, Belgrade (Provisional Representation Proceedings 1919-1920, 5:228-229) [1]
15 Jul 1920 - 4 Oct 1929 Kraljevina Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca (Краљевина Срба, Хрвата и Словенаца) = Kraljevina Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca = Kraljevina Srbov, Hrvatov in Slovencev
4 Oct 1929 name of the state is changed in accordance with a law on the name and division of the kingdom in administrative areas which is promulgated 3 Oct 1929 and comes into effect 4 Oct 1929 [2]
4 Oct 1929 - 17 Apr 1941 Kraljevina Jugoslavija (Краљевина Југославија) = Kraljevina Jugoslavija = Kraljevina Jugoslavija
17 Apr 1941 capitulation of Yugoslav forces and collapse of central government, polity dissolved and partially annexed by foreign intervention
30 Nov 1943 Anti-Fascist Council of the People's Liberation (Antifašističko Vijeće Narodnog Oslobođenja Jugoslavije) is declared a "supreme legislative and executive representative body of the people of Yugoslavia" (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina), resolution of the Anti-Fascist Council of the People's Liberation of Yugoslavia of 30 Nov 1943 [AVNOJ Proceedings Sessions 1 and 2, 227-228] [3]
30 Nov 1943 - 29 Nov 1945 Jugoslavija (Југославија) [4]
29 Nov 1945 Yugoslavia is proclaimed the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbian, Macedonian: Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija/Федеративна Народна Република Југославија; Croatian: Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija; Slovenian: Federativna ljudska republika Jugoslavija) in accordance with a declaration of the Constituent Assembly passed 29 Nov 1945 with immediate effect (Serbian, Macedonian: Ustavotvorna Skupština/Уставотворна Скупштина, Croatian: Ustavotvorna Skupština, Slovenian: Ustavodajna Skupščina) (Yugoslavia Constituent Assembly Proceedings 1945-1946, pp. 75-78; Službeni list FNRJ, No. 93, 30 Nov 1945, p. 1009)
29 Nov 1945 - 7 Apr 1963 Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija (Федеративна Народна Република Југославија) = Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija = Federativna ljudska republika Jugoslavija
7 Apr 1963 name of the state is changed in accordance with the Constitution of 1963 which takes effect on the date of the promulgation by the Federal Assembly on 7 Apr 1963 as required by Art. 259 of the Constitution and a Constitutional Law of 7 Apr 1963 (Službeni list SFRJ, No. 14, 10 Apr 1963)
7 Apr 1963 - 27 Apr 1992 Socialistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija (Социјалистичка Федеративна Република Југославија) = Socijalistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija = Socialistična federativna republika Jugoslavija
27 Apr 1992 - 4 Feb 2003 Savezna Republika Jugoslavija (Савезна Република Југославија)
4 Feb 2003 Serbia and Montenegro form a state union
4 Feb 2003 - 4 Jun 2006 Srbija i Crna Gora (Србија и Црна Гора) [5]

[1] The resolution of the Provisional Representation did not have the force of law and was omitted from publishing in Službene novine. Only gradually the change was implemented by the state institutions of the Kingdom. The new polity style was finally confirmed by the Constitution coming into operation 28 Jun 1921 (Službene novine, No. 142A, 28 Jun 1921).
[2] The change of the name is frequently dated as 3 Oct 1929 in the literature, although § 31 of the Закон о називу и подели Краљевине на управна подручја = Zakon o nazivu i podeli Kraljevine Jugoslavije na upravna podrušja = Zakon o nazivu in razdelitvi kraljevine na upravna območja (= Law on the Name and Division of the Kingdom in Administrative Areas) literally prescribed that the law would come into operation upon publication in the official gazette (Službene novine, No. 232, 4 Oct 1929, pp. 1-2).
[3] The resolution is traditionally dated 29 Nov 1943, but its actual passing took place most probably between 00:00 and 02:00 30 Nov 1943.
[4] The name of the state was gradually replaced in official use with Demokratska Federativna Jugoslavija (Демократска Федеративна Југославија) = Demokratska Federativna Jugoslavija = Demokratična Federativna Jugoslavija. A law on the changing of the name was approved by the Presidency of the Anti-Fascist Council of the People's Liberation of Yugoslavia on 7 Apr 1944, but was never promulgated.
[5] In some official use: Državna zajednica Srbija i Crna Gora (Државна заједница Србија и Црна Гора) in Serbia, and Zajednica državna Srbija i Crna Gora (Заједница државна Србија и Црна Гора) in Montenegro.