The USSR being the first and most dominant socialist force in the world immediately led to all other leftist movements being cast under its shadow, especially during the Cold War. One of these client states was Yugoslavia, located in a premium strategic point and led by a popular socialist veteran, Josip Broz Tito. Stalin and Tito’s ideological differences and Yugoslavia’s unique position in terms of foreign policy led to a public split between the two countries. Tito’s critique of classical liberalism, and the disagreements that he had with Stalinism, led the USSR and Yugoslavia down different paths both ideologically and internationally.
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Rangel, Franklin '23
"Conflicting Visions of Socialism: Tito-Stalin Split,"
Zeitgeist: A Journal of Politics, History, and Philosphy: Vol. 2022:
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