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Violence as Cause and Consequence: Comparisons of Anti-Communist Armed Resistance in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria after the Second World War
Violence as Cause and Consequence: Comparisons of Anti-Communist Armed Resistance in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria after the Second World War

Author(s): Dmitar Tasić
Subject(s): WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Keywords: anti-communist armed resistance; Yugoslavia; Bulgaria; Matjaž Army; chetniks;crusaders; balists; goryani; violence; radio station; Cold War; CIA; USSR

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes social, military and religious aspects of the anticommunist armed resistance in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria after WWII and tries to explain how the indigenous traditions of warfare contributed to its appearance. It focuses on violence as its central feature. The paper also presents and compares responses of the state security apparatuses in both countries, placing them in the broader context of contemporary East Central Europe.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 1-36
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: English