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Short Biography of Josip Broz Tito

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Tito adopted name of Josip Broz (1892-1980) was a Yugoslav soldier and communist politician. In World War II he organized the National Liberation Army to carry on guerrilla warfare against the German invasion in 1941, and was created marshal in 1943.

As prime minister 1946-1953 and president from 1953, he followed a foreign policy of "positive neutralism".

Born in Croatia, Tito served in the Austrian army during World War I, was captured by the Russians, and fought in the Red Army during die Civil Wars. Returning to Yugoslavia in 1923, he became prominent as a Communist and during World War II as partisan leader against the Nazis.

In 1943 he established a provisional government, and with Soviet help proclaimed the federal republic in 1945. As prime minister, he settled the Yugoslav minorities question on a federal basis, and in 1953 took the newly created post of president (for life from 1974).

In 1948 he was attacked by the Cominform, the international communist information bureau, particularly in the USSR, for his successful system of decentralized profit-sharing workers' coundls, and became the leader of the non-aligned movement.

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Date Added: 03 July '12

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