COMINFORM CRISIS: Soviet-Yugoslav Stand-Off, 1948-1954
Describes the first armed conflict within the Communist world after WWII: Between Tito's Yugoslavia and the states led by the Soviet Union from1948 to 1954. Explains the process of 'Sovietization' of the former Yugoslav Partisan Army, its ambitious development plans, and its influence in neighboring Albania, Bulgaria, and in the Greek Civil War.
Stalin grew suspicious of Tito's further goals and this would lead to the slow break up of mutual ties in spring 1948. The Cominform Resolution on 28 June 1948 turned Communist allies of WWII into enemies and the Yugoslavian border with Albania, Bulgaria, Rumania, and Hungary became front lines. Firing at border-guards, attacks on border posts, intrusions by agents, and armed groups and surveillance and troop movements. Also examines the work of the Yugoslav Counterintelligence Service (KOS) and State Security (UDBA) in the widespread struggle with the Soviet and satellite intelligence services on the borders and in the ranks of the army and security forces. Includes 153 b/w photos, 8 color photos, 15 color profiles, one map, and three tables.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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