13 / 2001
Janez Nared

The Slovene After-War Political Emigration and the Development of the Idea of Independence of Slovenia

The contribution presents the national political activity of the Slovene after-war political emigration, which despite its small number and disunity succeeded in forming numerous, to the regime in homeland opposite, suggestions on future regulation of the state of Slovenia. Regarding the programmes they suggested the emigrants can be divided into two parts: groups that strove for Slovenia in the frame of democratic Yugoslavia, and groups that strove for a sovereign and independent Slovenia. The idea of the latter gained already in the eighties the meaning of the only for the development of the Slovene nation acceptable solution, which later proved in the unified support to independence aspirations of Slovenia.