The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Dictatorship Shot of the Day

Here's a blast from the past—Former Yugoslavian dicatator Josip Tito (1892-1980).

On the heels of its summer offensive, the Red Army crosses Hungary’s borders on 6 October 1944, occupies Rumania and Bulgaria within a few weeks and, on 20 October – with the support of partisan units under the leadership of Josip Tito – finally marches into the Yugoslavian capital city of Belgrade. Leaders in Berlin are forced to withdraw their occupation troops from Greece. By spring of 1945 Army Group E will withdraw by way of Albania and Serbia into Croatia which is still allied with the Reich.
From the Wiki article,

It was at this time that Tito's forces, in loose conjunction with the Red Army, were involved in killings and deportations to Yugoslav and Soviet labor camps of many Donauschwaben (ethnic Germans from Yugoslavia), as well as those Yugoslavs who objected. In November 1945, a new constitution was proclaimed and Tito organized a strong army and a strong secret police force (the UDBA) loyal to him.

Of course, the Left still loves him. You've gotta love all of the "verification needed" tags put on this article, most certainly the act of some lonely History professor somewhere.


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