In this Master thesis we present commemorative features relating to Yugoslavism, as well as naming sites, such as streets, roads and squares in Maribor city. The subject of interest are the most recognizable memorials and naming regarding Yugoslavism and how they have changed/reflected throughout history and what connection they form with the idea of Yugoslavism currently.
Yugoslavism, began as an ideological movement in 1909 with the idea of trialism. It was realised with the first Yugoslavian state, called State of the Slovenes, Croats and Serbs in the year 1918 but soon was combined with the Kingdom of Serbia and was renamed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During World War II, the kingdom was territorially deteriorated because of foreign occupation. After the war, it was reunited as the second, socialist Yugoslavia that existed under several different names until its decay in 1992. Yugoslavism does not end with this year, but still lives on as an idea or memory of the former state. For a better understanding of the concept of Yugoslavism, the thesis includes a brief presentation of the period before and after the subject era.
The thesis discusses different commemorative sites from the time of the second Yugoslavia in the city of Maribor, related to the idea of Yugoslavism: monuments, naming of streets, squares, buildings, bridges and schools. Naming and renaming are analysed and presented graphically. The main object of this thesis is a presentation of Yugoslavism influence on naming sites and creating memorials in the city of Maribor.