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Nicola PaÅ¡ic and Ante Trumbic: The book will provide the first parallel biographies of two key Yugoslav politicians of the early 20th century: Nikola PaÅ¡ic, a Serb, and Ante Trumbic, a Croat. It will also offer a brief history of the creation of Yugoslavia (initially known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes), internationally accepted at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919-20 (at the Treaty of Versailles). Such an approach will fill two major gaps in the literature â€“ scholarly biographies of PaÅ¡ic and Trumbic are lacking, while Yugoslaviaâ€™s formation is due a reassessment â€“ and to introduce the reader to the central question of South Slav politics: Serb-Croat relations. PaÅ¡ic and Trumbicâ€™s political careers and their often troubled relationship in many ways perfectly epitomize the wider Serb-Croat question.