Serbs, Croats, Maksimilijan Prica, Jovan Subotić, Mihailo Polit Desančić, Jovan Živković, Svetozar Miletić, Croatian Assembly
In the period from 1865 to the conclusion of the Croatian-Hungarian agreement, Serbian policy in Croatia and Slavonia was formed in concordance with the opinion and attitudes of Serbian representatives in the Hungarian Assembly. These representatives belonged to different political parties. Leaders of Serbian liberal political thought made efforts to harmonise national interest with the party's interest. Their highest achievement was the adoption of laws which were dealing with equality of Serbian and Croatian language in the name of the official language, as well as formal acknowledgement of political equality of Serbs and Croats in Slavonia. All this happened a year before the Agreement. This treaty signed by the delegation of the Hungarian and Croatian Assemblies was perceived with different attitudes by Serbian politicians. The question of Vojvodina did not receive requested support and understanding of Croatian representatives, although it was raised several times.