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King Milan

An unhappy childhood. He came to power with only 14 years in the city brutally murdered his beloved Uncle Michael. Its dimplomatskim skills and wisdom in selecting those who assisted him in running the country, Milan Obrenovic of Serbia secured the independence and territorial expansion significantly (1878) and then rose to the level of internationally recognized Kingdom (1882). Formed a standing army that is responsible for later victories in the Balkan wars and the First World War.

At the time of his rule was adopted in the constitution introduces parliamentarism in Serbia. In his time appeared the first political party. It was built railways, introduced the phone … Belgrade in the last decades of the 19th century experienced a remarkable transformation in a city that looked like a European. Yet, Milan had the support of the Serbian nation, which has always had more sympathy and love for those rulers who were led to mass death. His political opponents have managed to convince people that Milan’s personal life is more important for the people of his statesmanship success. For him, the attempted assassination of six. It is noted that the last words of King Milan were: “Still, we did not understand the people and I”.

Voluntarily abdicated and left Serbia. He died after 46 years in Vienna and last asking him was that I bury him in Serbia. Luckily he did not live to see how the Serbian people celebrated and distinguished killers of his son two years later. In Belgrade there is no monument to King Milan. (Figure Milan with his son Alexander) His political opponents have managed to convince people that Milan’s personal life is more important for the people of his statesmanship success.

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