A sad memory

A sad memory

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Today is a day for memories, even the sad ones on the occasion of a “certain” centenary. Just a couple of bare facts: the plebiscite in part of southern Carinthia, on October 10, 1920, in so-called zone A, ended with a majority decision for the Republic of Austria. Attendance was very high. 37.304 votes were cast, representing 95,70% of all voters. Of these, 59,04% of voters (22.025) voted for the annexation of the territory of southern Carinthia to Austria, including around 10.000 Carinthian Slovenes, and 40,96% (15.279) for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Renato Podbersic

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