, born Dobrosav Ćosi
, was a politician, statesman and Yugoslav writer, who in 1992 became the first president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Although a newly constituted nation composed only of Serbia and Montenegro, it was largely considered to be the successor state of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, although such an assertion was disputed by the other republics of the Balkan Peninsula. A man who would later become a symbol of both a dynamic and unstable government,
Dobrica Ćosi was seen by many of his supporters as "The Father of the Nation," as well as a warrior of political and social causes. As a young man, he showed a penchant for public life and, engaging in communist political causes from his youth, in 1939 at the beginning of World War II, Dobrica Ćosi, then only seventeen years old, joined the Communist Youth Organization, and from then on, would rise rapidly in the spheres of power, never to dissociate himself from politics. A determined man, with fervent communist convictions, would end up consolidating a notorious and consistent, but troubled political career, which, by virtue of his aggressive and bold centralizing tendencies, inherent to his polemical and nationalistic character, would make the world see him as one of the most controversial Yugoslavian politicians of his time. As an enthusiast of Tito, and the propaganda of a strong and united Yugoslavia, unlike many of his countrymen, who defended a moderate political administrative management, with respect for the autonomy of local governments, Dobrica Ćosi
fervently defended a solid and cohesive central government, with broad powers at the federal level, with a priority to eradicate separatist movements and to stifle peripheral nationalisms.