(Un)Realistic Expectations. Yugoslav-Soviet Military Negotiations 1948 Cover Image

(Не)реална очекивања југословенско-совјетски војни преговори 1948.
(Un)Realistic Expectations. Yugoslav-Soviet Military Negotiations 1948

Author(s): Aleksandar Životić
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, International relations/trade, Military policy, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Institut za strategijska istraživanja
Keywords: Yugoslavia; Soviet Union; Josip Broz Tito; Josif Visarionovich Stalin; military negotiations; aviation; navy; artillery; military industry;

Summary/Abstract: Yugoslav-Soviet military negotiations were initiated in an already tensed relations related to Yugoslav attitude towards the question of Balkan federation, Greek civil war and Yugoslav presence in Albania. Ambitious plans of economical and military development were contrary to country's actual possibilites as well with potential Soviet assistance. Unreallistic and overambitious Yugoslav plans for strenghtening of military industry, creation of strong, numerous and up to date equiped army, as well navy capable to react not only to defend its own coast encountered the Soviet restraint. In several occasions Soviets demonstrated willingnes to help Yugoslavs within the boundaries of their own reallistic possibilities. Disagreements between the two concepts of development, as well Yugoslav insisting on realization of their own plans resulted in Soviet denial of further assistance. Failure in military negotiations coincided with the beggining of Yugoslav-Soviet conflict which finaly led to complete interruption of military cooperation.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 111-133
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Serbian