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 (tē′tō), Marshal Originally Josip Broz (brōz, brôz) 1892-1980.
Yugoslavian politician who led the resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II, established independence from the USSR (1948), and as president (1953-1980) pursued a national Communism that stressed neutrality in foreign affairs.


(Biography) Marshal. original name Josip Broz. 1892–1980, Yugoslav statesman, who led the communist guerrilla resistance to German occupation during World War II; prime minister of Yugoslavia (1945–53) and president (1953–80)


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Marshal (Josip Broz), 1891–1980, president of Yugoslavia 1953–80.
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In appearance, Waugh likened Klugmann to the subjects favoured by the 16th-century Spanish religious artists: "tall, stooping, emaciated, totally unsoldierly, a Zurbaran ascetic with a joyous smile." (31) But above all, Joe, like Klugmann, is a fanatical Titoist who manipulates the military intelligence evidence in favour of the partisans.
He argues that the Titoist state and the Yugoslav Communist Party effectively used foreign policy alongside a revisionist Marxist ideology as critically important tools to construct and maintain legitimacy.
Tomasevich upholds the Titoist view of the Chetniks; favorable to Mihailovic, too, is Matteo Milazzo, The Chetnik Movement and the Yugoslav Resistance, Baltimore, MD, and London: Johns Hopkins UP, 1975.
Following the Cominform's resolution of 28 June 1948 expelling Yugoslavia from that organization for its "anti-Soviet," "national" brand of communism, Stalin pressured the other East European states to purge all "nationalists" or so-called "Titoist" figures.
We see in the Vietnam conflict, how the domino theory related to internationalist perceptions and how a nationalist perception led to thoughts of the Titoist option.
However, Gati's use of recently opened records proves conclusively that Soviet leadership was not "trigger happy." It is eye opening to see just how close the Soviet politburo came to allowing Hungary to embark on its "Titoist" escapade.
While their role in building "intolerant and narcissistic" nationalism is not to be celebrated, Miller argues, it is important to understand that their intellectual stances were not static but instead developed in relation to their understanding of the failures of Titoist communism.
(5) It belies the Titoist happy vision of brotherhood between Croats, Serbs, Bosnians, Macedonians, and Montenegrins and the unquestioned belief in progress revealed by Tesla radios, tractors plowing the soil, steam engines "racing into a cloudless future" (75), which clutter the pages of the primer.
"The new war cinema is based on the spectacular experience of a battle, only this time without Titoist ideology ...
Ironically, it all reminds her of Titoist Yugoslavia in miniature.
A socialist, nonaligned, self-managed alliance of nations and nationalities that the Titoist regime promoted lost appeal as a defining identity by the late 1980's, when Communism imploded throughout Eastern Europe.
While this theme is quite implausible, inasmuch as the capital of Yugoslavia was in Serbia, it was consistent with a popular cultural discourse about victimization by the Ottoman state and by the Titoist system.