Serbia was the largest republic and the largest ethnic group.
While in a large republic the variety of interests will be greater so to make it harder to find a majority.
The idea is that, in a large republic, there will be more "fit characters" to choose from for each delegate.
Bashkortostan is the largest republic in Russia with a population of 4.1 million.
In effect, the largest republic of the Soviet Union had seceded.
In effect, the largest and most powerful republic had seceded from the Union.
Serbia and Croatia, this country's two largest republics, are not formally at war.
Further, he stresses that Russia, by far the largest republic, has no plans for its own army.
Aides said the two men had reached general agreement on a coordinated economic program acceptable to the largest and richest republic.
The government of Serbia, the country's largest republic, strongly supports strengthening the present federation.