KPJ/SKJ and Egyptian Communists and Socialists 1946–1956 Cover Image

KPJ/SKJ and Egyptian Communists and Socialists 1946–1956

Author(s): Aleksandar Životić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: World War II; military revolution in Egypt; Nasser's Arab Socialist Union; pro-Soviet ideological positions; Yugoslav-Egyptian relations;

Summary/Abstract: After the World War II, Yugoslav communists persisted in making new contacts with ideologically congenial parties and movements of Egypt. Both making of these contacts and their subsequent development evolved through several evolution phases. The very first contacts were made in 1946. Starting from that moment through to the end of the period observed, in 1956, the internecine relationship underwent few stages. In the course of the first stage, lasting up to the year 1948, the initial contacts were established. Owing to the Egyptian regime's extremely anticommunist character these developments caused succession of diplomatic incidents and therefore the cooperation failed to achieve any institutional frameworks. Both making and the furtherance of these contacts were realized by the Yugoslav mission personnel. The next stage of the relationship was the INFORMBIRO period, in the course of which contacts were minimized, due to the Egyptian communists' extremely pro-Soviet ideological positions. The special sub-committee was established within the scope of the CK KPJ International Affairs Committee, in the period, resulting in poor outcome of its actions. Contacts with various socialist parties and groups were established in the period, with planned activities replacing previously uncontrolled and poorly organized work. The precipitous approach of Egypt and Yugoslavia to each other in the aftermath of the military revolution in Egypt resulted in the further drawing of Egyptian and Yugoslav communists together. These developments contributed to their way out of the underground activity and convergence, as well as to their subsequent integration into the Nasser's Arab Socialist Union.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 153-167
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian