The Contested Country: Yugoslav Unity and Communist Revolution, 1919-1953

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Harvard University Press, 1991 - History - 259 pages
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Published amid the unraveling of the second Yugoslavia, The Contested Country lays bare the roots of the idea of Yugoslav unity--its conflict with the Croatian and Serbian national ideologies and its peculiar alliance with liberal and progressive, especially Communist, ideologies.

 

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Djilas has done an outstanding job of integrating the tragic history of pre-World War II Yugoslavia with postwar Commu nist policy. This timely book explains why national consciousness became the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
From the Origins of Yugoslavism to Socialist
15
The Yugoslavism and Separatism of the Communist Party
49
The Communist Party of Yugoslavia and the Popular Front
79
The Ustasha Movement
103
Croatian and Serbian Political Parties 19391945
128
Federalism and Yugoslavism 19431953
150
Conclusion
181
Notes
189
Bibliography
233
Index
249
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Aleksa Djilas was Research Associate, Russian Research Center, Harvard University, from 1987 to 1994.

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