League of Communists of Yugoslavia

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League of Communists of Yugoslavia

Savez komunista Jugoslavije
Савез комуниста Југославије
Сојуз на комунистите на Југославија
Zveza komunistov Jugoslavije
LeaderJosip Broz Tito
Founded20 April 1919
Dissolved22 January 1990

The League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ) was the founding and ruling party of socialist Yugoslavia.

History[edit | edit source]

War[edit | edit source]

The SKJ had 12,000 members at the start of the Nazi invasion, but 8,000 died during the war. The party gained 140,000 members during the war and 360,000 more by 1948. The membership included some kulaks and petty bourgeois.[1]

Tito–Stalin split[edit | edit source]

After Tito split with Stalin in 1948, he started a purge against pro-Stalin elements of the party, arresting the CC members Andrija Hebrang and Sreten Žujović and killing General Slavko Rodić.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ludo Martens (1996). Another View of Stalin: 'From Stalin to Khrushchev' (p. 246). [PDF] Editions EPO. ISBN 9782872620814