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dc.contributor.authorPiffer, Tommasoen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-25T15:49:54Z
dc.date.available2018-01-25T15:49:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-01en
dc.identifier.issn0022-0094
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/271121
dc.description.abstractThis article traces the development of Soviet policy regarding the communist partisan movement from the invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941 to the liberation of the country at the end of 1944. In doing so, it addresses this topic for the first time through the lens of the Soviet decision making process, following developments across the entire duration of the war. Based on Soviet sources, it shows that, in the context of the shifting balance of forces amongst the Western Allies, Moscow was ready to put aside the popular front strategy and to encourage local communists to challenge the political order supported by the British and the Americans whilst the Second World War was still raging. The example of Yugoslavia, however, also shows that this apparently clear strategy covered deep uncertainties on the Soviet side as to the real intentions of the British, the room for manoeuvre enjoyed by Moscow, and the way in which relations with a new communist state in the making should be established. The Soviets were largely successful in their attempt to support Tito whilst avoiding repercussions for the Great Alliance, although in the long term their achievements backfired.
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.titleStalin, the western allies and soviet policy towards the Yugoslav partisan movement, 1941–4en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage441
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Contemporary Historyen
prism.startingPage420
prism.volume54en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.18094
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.18094
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-09-13en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0022009417737602en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-04-01en
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7250
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission (299983)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-11-17


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