The Reality of Perception - The Perception of Reality

(The Great Depression and the economic situation of Slovenes)

  • Žarko Lazarević
Keywords: Yugoslavia, Slovenia, economic trends, the Great Depression


In the paper, the author deals with the polemics on the economic situation of Slovenia during the Great Depression, which ran on the pages of the Ljubljana and Belgrade newspapers Jutro, Trgovski list and Narodno blagostanje. At the end, the polemics are placed in the Yugoslav context and different perceptions of the economic reality after 1918 interpreted, with changes in relative prices and, consequently, the relative economic situation of individual Yugoslav provinces compared with the pre-First World War period.