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2 Ante Starčević: Historic State Right and Croat Blood

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The Ustasha movement, for its part, considered Ante Starčević and the party he founded in 1861, the Croatian Party of Right (Hrvatska stranka prava, HSP), as its direct ideological predecessor. Starčević was adamantly opposed to Yugoslavism and his ultimate aim was the establishment of an independent Croatian state, but his political ideas were quite different in certain key areas to those of the Ustashe. In his 1876 essay, Pasmina Slavoserbska po Hervatskoj ('The Slavoserb Breed in Croatia'), Starčević recounted the arrival of the nomadic Orthodox Vlachs into Croatian lands during the Ottoman invasions and their perceived propensity for looting, murder and other criminal deeds. Starčević's ideas on 'blood' and 'breed' were not explicitly racist, he did not claim the Croats were racially (physically or psychologically) superior to other groups, but he did assert that the Croats were an exceptional and unique people possessing inalterable traits.

Keywords: Ante Starcevic; Croatian Blood; Croatian lands; Croatian Party of Right; nomadic Orthodox Vlachs; Ottoman invasions; Slavoserb Breed; Ustasha movement; Yugoslavism



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