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НАЦИОНАЛНА ПОЛИТИКА КОМУНИСТИЧКЕ ПАРТИЈЕ ЈУГОСЛАВИЈЕ 1918–1928: ОТВАРАЊЕ ЦРНОГОРСКОГ ПИТАЊА
NATIONAL POLITICS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF YUGOSLAVIA 1918–1928: THE MONTENEGRIN QUESTION

Author(s): Dušan Bojković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Montenegro; Montenegrins; tribe; people (ethnic group), nation; Serbia; Serbs; Communist Party of Yugoslavia; Kingdom of Serbs; Croats and Slovenes; self-determination; hegemony; imperialism; revolution

Summary/Abstract: Stimulated by the signals from the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, at beginning of the twenties, Yugoslav communists had begun revision of their stand on Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians. Primarily, during the years 1920 and 1921 the act of creation of unified state was stripped of its progressive character and the thesis about the supremacy of Serbian bourgeoisie in the country was adopted. During the debate about the Yugoslav issue, the idea of national unity of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was declared as surpassed. As soon as the next year, the Macedonian issue was being observed in the context of national oppression of non- Serbian peoples in Vardar Macedonia. At the same time, demands in the spirit of the restoration of independence of Montenegro were brought up. Montenegrin national issue was opened during the twenties. However, except for the few columns in Party’s newspaper, it didn’t present an object of wider discussion within the CPY. At the Third Congress of the Party, in 1926, strengthening of the national movement in Montenegro was mentioned, but no clear stand was taken concerning the national difference of the people of Serbia and the people of Montenegro. By the adopting of the phrase ’’Montenegrin people’’, during the Fourth Congress of the CPY, in 1928, national identity of Montenegrins was completely affirmed.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 185-199
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian