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The Communist Party of Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia, founded in December 1918 in the form of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and
Slovenians, like most of the countries formed on the ruins of the empires that collapsed after
the Great War, had soon lived to its own communist party. The Socialist Workers' Party of
Yugoslavia (later the Communist Party of Yugoslavia - CPY) was founded in April 1919,
challenging the political order of the newly formed state almost out of place. Acting within
the framework of Comintern, subordinated to the Bolsheviks, it pursued a policy of de facto
destabilisation and anarchization of the country in the interest of the global revolution,
which was soon to embrace the whole of Europe. This is how mass strikes organised and
inspired by its activists, which paralysed Yugoslavia in the spring of 1920, and which
coincided with the Red Army's offensive to the west, in order to initiate a revolution in
Germany through Poland should be seen. The failure of this intention and the calming down
of revolutionary sentiments in the West did not change the course of the Yugoslavian
communists. Due to the backwardness and severe social stratification of the country, the
populist, social rhetoric fell to extremely vulnerable ground in Yugoslavia. This was reflected
in the very strong result in the elections to the Legislative Assembly, in which the
Communists introduced 58 MPs, becoming the country's third political force. However, the
destructive activity of deepening Yugoslavia's already precarious internal situation, including
its unequivocal opposition to the monarchy and the constitution adopted in 1921, first led to
a reduction in its activities under a decree prohibiting the distribution of Communist
propaganda, and then to the party banning. The unsuccessful assassination of regent
Aleksander and the successful assassination of the author of the order, Minister of Internal
Affairs Milorad Draśković, served as a pretext.