Tito's Partisan-Fascist Alliance


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Dec 7, 2017
southern Croatia

Kingdom of Yugoslavia was an artificial creation resulting from Serb occupation of southern areas of Austria-Hungary. Croatian parts of Austria-Hungary were mostly given to Serbia, and in smaller part to Italy and Hungary.

Serb imperialists led by Nikola Pašić had already in 1916. accepted the “right” of Italy to Croatian coast, as long as Serbia itself gained access to Adriatic Sea. This was based on the London Agreement in 1915. where Britain gave Italy Croatian coast in order to entice it into joining the Entente. At the end of the war in 1918. Italy gained parts of the Croatian coast, but nowhere as much as it had wanted or been promised.

From the very start, Italians were acting as enemies of the Croatian people in spite of the supposed alliance. Only 18 days after the capitulation of Yugoslavia, between 6th and 8th May, rebel Serbs from villages of Kijevo and Tramošanj raised what they called the “Đurđevdan Uprising”. Serbs opened fire against the Ustashi officials near Sanski Most, and soon the Serbs from nearby villages also joined the fight. Ustashi received reinforcements from Prijedor, and on 7th May one German detachment from 1st Battalion of the 132nd Regiment stationed in Prijedor also joined the fighting.

In Venetia on 15th May 1941., Croatia signed an agreement on joining the Tripartite Pact. In May 1941. Pavelić met Hitler in Bavaria, where Hitler suggested him to lead “fifty years of ethnically intolerant policy”. Following this, in the next few months the Ustashi government deported several tens of thousands of Serbs to Serbia, and additional 120 000 in the next two years.