1941 March 25, PRIME MINISTER DRAGISA CVETKOVIC (Yugoslavia)
With the (albeit) reluctant agreement of Prince Paul, Yugoslavia agreed to join forces
with Germany. As soon as the capitulation became known, a bloodless coup led
by General Bora Mirkovik and King Peter II took over the government. The
Germans retaliated by a full scale invasion. The Germans had to postpone
their invasion of Russia for the five weeks it took to subdue Yugoslavia
thus forcing them to contend with the Russian winter.