University of Banja Luka
Yugoslav-Italian Economic Relations (1918‒1929): Main Aspects
Abstract: The article looks at some aspects of Yugoslav-Italian economic relations from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Great Depression. Those relations were not always driven by pure economic interests, but they also had political and strategic aims. Although Yugoslav-Italian political and diplomatic relations were well served in both Serbian/Yugoslav and Italian historiography, little has been written about economic relations between the two countries. Therefore, the article is mainly based on the documents from the Central State Archives (Archivio centrale dello Stato) and Historical-Diplomatic Archives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Archivio storico-diplomatico del Ministero degli Affari Esteri) in Rome, as well as from the Archives of Yugoslavia (Arhiv Jugoslavije) in Belgrade.
Keywords: Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Yugoslavia, Italy, the Balkans, economic relations, trade exchange, exports, imports, merchandise, statistics