MARCH 27th, 1941 AND IDEOLOGIES Cover Image


Author(s): Nikola Žutić
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Diplomatic history, Political history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: 1941; ideology; Yugoslavia; national politics; agitators; Triple alliance;

Summary/Abstract: March occurrences can be observed in the contexts of vehement underground work of international ideologies aimed at the manipulation of Yugoslav national politics for its interests by sacrificing Serbian people and the state of Yugoslavia. The foreign agitators of March occurrences were led by their pragmatic ideologically political objectives. By organizing Yugoslav joining Triple alliance, the German fascists obsessed by corporation ideology, endeavoured to bring isolated Yugoslavia to their ideological tribe, keeping the elements of political impartiality. The Western liberal democracies (Great Britain and the United States of America) with the participation of Serbian followers of such ideology (gathered in political parties, Serbian orthodox church, Masonic and Soko organizations, warriors’ and knights’ associations) endeavoured to “set the Balkans on fire” with military putsch and in this way increase considerably the German war pressure on Great Britain. The role of Moscow and the communists in these occurrences is not very clear but the cooperation between Soviet Union and the Western democracies, led by the secret military actions through Ankara, is obvious. The followers of the idea of joining Triple alliance were not numerous and did not have a great influence in the time of Belgrade coup d’etat. These followers were much more numerous in Roman Catholic areas where the awareness of belonging to the German and Habsburg-Roman ideological, political, religious and cultural environment had been cherished for centuries.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 47-60
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian