Soviet-Yugoslav reconciliation as a basic for understanding Tito's role in Hungarian revolution of 1956.
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This paper analyzes Soviet-Yugoslav relations in the context of the first major crisis between the two countries that started in 1948. The focus is on the period after Stalin’s death, which was followed by a period of detente and reconciliation. This process was not without tensions because the interests of the two countries were in opposition to one another. While the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, wanted to return Yugoslavia to the Soviet sphere of influence, Tito considered Yugoslav independence won during the conflict with Stalin as his foreign policy priority. Due to these circumstances, the Hungarian rebellion in the autumn of 1956 against the Soviet occupation was the catalyst for further development of relations between Yugoslavia and the USSR, and these relations are a necessary frame of reference for understanding the politics of Yugoslavia during this Hungarian crisis.
Keywords:Hungarian revolution / 1956. / Soviet Union / Yugoslavia / Nikita Khrushchev / Josip Broz Tito / Imre Nagy
Source:Limes plus. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2017, 14, 1, 89-104
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