The greatest funeral of the 20th century

Establish the precise number of delegations and members of the delegation to the funeral of Josip Broz Tito 05.08.1980. turned out to be an extremely difficult task. Relatively reliable magazine "Time" in his article of 18/05/1980. states that a funeral attended the official "123 delegations country, It is still regarded as the largest state funeral in history. They included four kings, 31 presidents, six princes, 22 prime ministers and 47 ministers of foreign affairs. They came from both sides of the Cold War, from 128 different countries out of 154 UNO members at the time.

Tanjug, the official Yugoslav news agency, according to "Time" magazine, the funeral is called "Summit of mankind", referring to the delegation received almost all countries in the world.

The number of "123 Delegation" can be reached only through the side, if we include in the delegation ambassadors, and the arrival of the colonial masters ourselves as the arrival of the delegation then recently independent state. For example, if the arrival of the delegation of Great Britain believes the arrival of delegations and all dominions (New Zealand, Australia ...).

Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, pays tribute to Tito

However, keep it in a safe number of 50 state delegations cited by Attended by 25 heads of state, 9 premiere, 4 kings, 4 Prince, 3 Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2-Chancellor, 2 members of the Government of Cuba, one Parliament, one education minister, one minister of finance, 1 Governor General (representative of the British Crown in Canada) 1 Deputy prime Minister, 1 Grand Duke, Roberto Rodriguez Varela, representative of Argentina without nominal titles, and the leaders of Libya's Moammar Gaddafi, Polish Wojciech Jaruzelski and Edward Gierek and the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev, without titles that could be categorized as "classical".

Margaret Thatcher pays tribute to Tito

Statesmanlike "strongest" delegation sent West Germany, sending the entire state leaders - the President, Chancellor and Foreign Minister. Austria, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom and the Soviet Union are also sent to the entire state administration.

The most extraordinary delegation had the United Kingdom that was with Prime Minister Thatcher sent and war veteran, head of the British delegation at Tito's headquarters in 1943, the United States in whose delegation stood the mother of President Carter, Egypt who sent the son and daughter of President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Vatican, which is sent priestly face, diplomat, also the archbishop.

House of Flowers, Tito's mausoleum.

President Carter found himself publicly called by its Vice President Bush the Elder because he did not personally go to the funeral.

Grave of marshal Tito.

With delegation country, the funeral was attended by the UN Secretary-General, the Director-General of UNESCO, Vice-President of the European Commission and delegation of the Arab League.

Many were the delegations of various movements and organizations as Yasser Arafat, leader of the then internationally unrecognized Palestine, Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, partly internationally recognized state and leaders of the Socialist Party of Chile, Carlos Altamirano and Clodomiro Almeyda. Although the leader of Chile, Augusto Pinochet did not send an official state delegation.

 Blue: Nations that sent state delegations.  Orange: Nations that did not send state delegations, but organizations from those nations did.  Yellow: Nations that did not send state delegations

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