March 17, 2012

Why Tito Split from Stalin

Ted Grant, Socialist Appeal

The sensational expulsion of the Yugoslavian Communist Party from the Cominform(1) and the open breach between Moscow and Belgrade has aroused a lively discussion in the ranks of the working class. What lies behind these sensational events? That is the question everyone is asking. Only political children accept the statement issued by the Cominform as to the basis of the dispute.


Whatever it is, however, it must be of tremendous importance for the Stalinists to precipitate the open breach which amounts to a considerable diplomatic and political set-back.


The conflict will undoubtedly have wide repercussions in the Communist Parties on an international scale. It marks a new stage in the development of international Stalinism which must be closely...

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Victory Day's Role in Post-Soviet Russia
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Wehrmacht Pushes Red Army to Brink
Peter Chen, WWII Database
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