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The Tito–Stalin Split : a reassessment in light of new evidence

Perovic, Jeronim. (2007) The Tito–Stalin Split : a reassessment in light of new evidence. Journal of Cold War studies, 9 (2). pp. 32-63.

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Abstract

This article reassesses the Tito-Stalin split of 1948 based on findings from former East-bloc archives. In particular, it shows that the version propagated in the official Yugoslav historiography, suggesting that the break with Moscow arose because of Yugoslavia's distinct path toward socialism, is incorrect. Instead, Josip Broz Tito's unwillingness to give up on his territorial and political ambitions in the Balkans, especially Albania, despite Moscow's objections is the main factor that ultimately sparked the conflict in 1948. Yugoslavia fell afoul of Moscow's policy of enforced Sovietization of the socialist camp, though not because of a long-term Soviet plan or because of particular animosity toward the Yugoslav leadership. Rather, Tito's independent foreign policy provided a welcome pretext to clamp down on Yugoslavia and thereby tighten Soviet control over the other East European states.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Ehemalige Einheiten Geschichte > Historisches Seminar
UniBasel Contributors:Perovic, Jeronim
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:MIT Press
ISSN:1520-3972
e-ISSN:1531-3298
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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