Ante Pavelić was born in 1889 in a small hercegovac village of Bradni, where his parents moved because of her father’s work on railway construction. It originates from Krivi Put in the country’s hinterland. He attended Gymnazia in Travnik, Senja, Karlovc and Zagreb. The Faculty of Law completed in Zagreb in 1915 when he was a doctorate. Already during secondary education, and especially at the University, Starčević’s ideas are accepted, while becoming politically active as a young lawyer after World War I. At the end of his studies, he was recruited as a trainee lawyer at the office of lawyer Alexander Horvat, then president of the Clean Party of Law (Frankovci), who had a major influence on the maturation of Pag’s political views. In the new programme of the Croatian Party of Law (HSP) (this is the heir of the Clean Party of Law, as the francophones were renamed and reorganised) of March 1919, signed by Pavelić as the then party secretary, it was dominated by the idea of not accepting the reunification with the Kingdom of Serbia as it took place on 1 December 1918 and by insisting on the unification of all Croatian countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, into an autonomous and independent Croatian state on the basis of state law and the self-determination of the peoples. This objective was to be achieved, as set out in the text of the programme, by ‘all legal means’, which was in contradiction with the later Paveliim’s action. The programme also embodied the idea of republicanism.