The Yugoslav National Idea Under Socialism: What Happens When a Soft Nation-Building Project Is Abandoned?

  title={The Yugoslav National Idea Under Socialism: What Happens When a Soft Nation-Building Project Is Abandoned?},
  author={Toma{\vz} Ive{\vs}i{\'c}},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={142 - 161}
Abstract Following Stalin’s interpretations of the Lenin’s thesis on the merging of the nations, the Yugoslav communists first needed to “push” all nations to the same level of development. After the Tito-Stalin split in 1948, the soft Yugoslav nation-building project was accelerated. During the 1950s, national Yugoslavism was stimulated in a latent way through language, culture, censuses, and changes in the constitutional and socialist system. By the end of the 1950s, the Yugoslav socialist… 



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