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Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito

  • Date: 1953
  • Technique: photograph

The photo features Josip Broz Tito at Trg Marksa i Engelsa (presently Trg Nikole Pašića).

He was a Yugoslav Communist Party member and its Secretary General since 1937, the Marshal of Yugoslavia, the President of the Republic, the President of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, the President of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of SFRY and the President of People's Defence Council. It was under his leadership that the decision to undertake armed resistance against the German Reich was made on July 4, 1941. During World War II, he was the Supreme Commander of the People's Liberation Army and the Resistance Movement of Yugoslavia and the Marshal of Yugoslavia since the Second Conference of the National Anti-Fascist Council of the People's Liberation of Yugoslavia (held in 1943). After the liberation, between 1945 and 1953, he was the Prime Minister of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Secretary of People's Defence; in 1953, Tito was elected President of the Republic. On May 16, 1974, he was elected the president for life. Josip Broz Tito was the creator of Yugoslavia's foreign policy and the initiator of the reconstruction and building of the country, establishment of workers' self-government. He was one of the greatest advocates of peace and the leader of the Non-Alignment Movement.

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