Franjo Tudjman — Croatian Statesman born on May 14, 1922, died on December 10, 1999

Franjo Tuđman was a Croatian politician and historian. Following the country's independence from Yugoslavia he became the first President of Croatia and served as president from 1990 until his death... (wikipedia)

If Yugoslavia is to exist, it can exist only as an alliance, a confederation of independent states.
Let's make a deal with the Serbs. Neither history nor emotion in the Balkans will permit multinationalism. We have to give up on the illusion of the last eight years... Dayton isn't working. Nobody - except diplomats and petty officials - believes in a sovereign Bosnia and the Dayton accords.
The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated.
Whatever happened after the liberation of Krajina, this was in no way a violation of human rights by Croatian authorities.
I joined the anti-Fascist struggle with my best friend, who was a Jew.