The Role of YNDC Units in Quelling the Uprising in Cazinska Krajina in May 1950 Cover Image

Улога јединица КНОЈ‐а у гушењу побуне у Цазинској крајини маја 1950
The Role of YNDC Units in Quelling the Uprising in Cazinska Krajina in May 1950

Author(s): Dmitar Tasić
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Military history, Political history, Social history, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Sociology of Politics
Published by: Institut za strategijska istraživanja
Keywords: armed rebellion; collectivization; Cazinska Krajina; Slunj; KNOJ; Udba; 1950; transformation; reforms; resistance;

Summary/Abstract: One of the measures that the Yugoslav state and party leadership stuck to in the process of reforms was the change in overall relations in the countryside. This change was to be created through collectivization that followed the example of the first socialist country. The transformation envisaged a compulsory croppurchase system and establishment of cooperative farms in villages. The dogmatic, doctrinaire and uncritical approach of the Yugoslav communists to this process prompted resistance. The resistance to the compulsory croppurchase system took its passive and active form. The culmination of the resistance to the aggressive policy of the Yugoslav leadership aimed at „socialist transformation of villages“ was an armed riot in Cazinska Krajina in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 1950. Like many other topics of Yugoslav history, this one has become a hotly disputed issue, often malevolently interpreted by some contemporary historians from Bosnia and Herzegovina who took a narrowminded and xenophobic stand based on the visions of the daily politics. An analysis of the role played by the Yugoslav National Defence Corps in quelling the riot could help lift the veil of mystery obscuring that event and reject a great deal of claims put forward by „contemporary” interpretations.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 168-179
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian