The USSR and Yugoslavia After 1945: Alliance, Confrontation, Nonalignment, and European Security

Cold War Studies Seminar
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In person
CGIS S354 1730 Cambridge St

The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia emerged from the Second World War as staunch Communist allies, but in June 1948 the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin turned angrily against Yugoslavia and its leader, Josip Broz Tito. Over the next five years, the Soviet Union prepared for a large-scale invasion of Yugoslavia. Stalin's death in Mach 1953 brought an end to the bitter confrontation between Moscow and Belgrade, and over the next 35 years Yugoslavia pursued a policy of nonalignment, keeping its distance from both East and West.

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