Yugoslav Radical Union

Yugoslav Radical Union
Југословенска радикална заједница
Jugoslovenska radikalna zajednica
Chairman Milan Stojadinović
Founded 1934 (1934)
Dissolved 1941 (1941)
Merger of People's Radical Party, Slovene People's Party, Yugoslav Muslim Organization
Headquarters Belgrade,
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Youth wing Yugoslav Radical Youth Community
Paramilitary wing Greenshirts
Ideology Yugoslav nationalism
Political position Far-right
International affiliation None
Colours      Black (official)
     Green (costumary)

The Yugoslav Radical Union (Serbian: Jugoslovenska radikalna zajednica, Југословенска радикална заједница; Slovene: Jugoslovanska radikalna skupnost, Croatian: Jugoslavenska radikalna zajednica; or JRZ) was a political party founded by Yugoslav Prime Minister Milan Stojadinović in 1935 as the ruling party of Yugoslavia that sponsored authoritarian mass mobilization. The party, whose agenda was based upon fascism, was the dominant political movement in the country until 1939, when Stojadinović was removed as Prime Minister.[1] Party members wore green shirt uniforms and Šajkača caps and addressed Stojadinović as Vođa ("Leader").[1]The party also had a paramilitary wing called the Greenshirts, who assaulted and clashed with Communists and those who were against Stojadinović's rule. Stojadinović told Italian foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano that although the party was initially established as a moderate authoritarian movement, his intention was to model the party after the Italian National Fascist Party.[1]

Yugoslav Radical Union and its leader Milan Stojadinovic are presented in Hearts of Iron 4 video game as a fascist party.[2]


The party advocated closer ties with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

See also



  • Payne, Stanley G. (1996). A History of Fascism, 1914–1945. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 0299148742. 
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