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Josip Broz Tito

 


Josip Broz Tito:
From prisoner, to revolutionary,
to prime minister, to President of 
Yugoslavia and Secretary General
of the Non-Aligned Movement




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June 28, 1948

Dear Diary,

I strategically planned for our country to not attend the second meeting of the Cominform, in fear that our country would be openly attacked! And now that the Hungarian and Soviet Union have allied with each other, they began to attack the northern frontier! Not only that, but our country has been expelled by other member countries as well. For what? According to them, we have been expelled due to the fact that we were supposedly “citing national elements that had managed in the course of the past five or six months to reach a dominant position in the leadership of the CPY”. We are now banished from the international association of socialist states! Because I have fellow supporters from the socialist states of Eastern Europe, Stalin has taken that offensively and is trying to assassinate me! The thought of it all! He has sent people to kill me. Is it not obvious enough that his plan to assassinate me will not pull through, considering that we have captured five of the people that have been trying to kill me? I swear, if he sends another one, I will send one to Moscow just so he can get a taste of what he is doing to me. And if I do send one, I will not need to send a second. This has already left a mark in my country’s politics. I severely fear that this will worsen the economy as well. But keep your goals set straight, Tito! A better future is on its way for you and your country! Keep pursing, dear Tito, keep pursuing.

- Tito

 
 


The History Channel: An Interview with Historian Margie Hahn on Josip Broz Tito





 
Founders of Non-Aligned Movement

Nasser, Tito, and Nehru



"Tito Brionska Izjava." www.titoville.com. Web. 24 May 2011. <http://www.titoville.com/images/tito-brionska-izjava.jpg>.


Josip Broz Tito Meeting Queen Elizabeth II


During his visit with the Queen of England, Josip Broz Tito was awarded with "The Most Honourable Order of Bath" which is a British order of Chivalry. Josip Broz Tito was awarded this in 1972




September 1961 (After CHSNA meeting)

Dear Diary,

Good afternoon, neutrality! Just yesterday, after I had hosted the first Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned meeting in Belgrade, the Non-Aligned Movement was finally formed. I was not alone in this formation of the Non-Aligned movement. I was joined by Indonesia’s Sukarno, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, India’s finest Jawaharlal Nehru and Egypt’s prestigious Gamal Abdul Nasser. We are the Founding Five! Five leaders looking forward to a brighter future.
The purpose of this all? To find a peaceful resolution to the disputes going on in the world today all thanks to the Cold War. It isn’t like we expect world peace to happen all of the sudden now that NAM was formed, but now I am aware that we as the world are one step closer to becoming a peaceful world. Why create more enemies when you don’t even have to get involved and just try to bring peace? Fighting fire with fire will not dampen or weaken the fire; it’ll create a greater fire and at this rate, our world definitely does not need another fire. Or even a worse fire. A peaceful world will ease the economy, military, tensions between countries, politics, and even culture itself! How can we not benefit from this? This is a very benefiting movement.
Rome was not built in a day and neither was the Non-Aligned Movement. We can thank today’s date to the previous milestone that occurred in 1955 at the Bandung Conference. At the Bandung Conference, Asian and African states gave significant contribution to promote this movement. We can thank our fellow pal and partner, Sukarno, for hosting this conference. If it weren’t for him and their agreements, the idea of the Non-Aligned Movement would have been fizzled away a long time ago.
Oh! Well it doesn’t seem like there’s any more time to write because I just received a memo that there is an important minor meeting between the Founding Five.

- Tito

 
April 7, 1963

Dear Diary,

You may now refer to me as the President of the Social Federalist Republic of Yugoslavia. That’s right! We have changed our name to that. Really, the Non-Aligned Movement has helped our country so much. Our economy has improved, along with my presidency! I am being spoiled with all these awards that many countries have provided me with. Honestly, if it weren’t for the Non-Aligned Movement, I really would not be who I am today. Reforms have been made and they’ve encouraged private enterprise and greatly relaxed restrictions on freedom. This move has really affected my diplomatic position. I have a great title under my name. I am the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement. The Non-Aligned Movement is running greatly at this moment! It has given me the opportunity to travel across the Americas, giving an insight of my views on NAM. I can see a bit of westernized culture in my country today due to my visits to the Americas. I plan great things for my country. I want my country to be culturalized. To open up borders to all foreign visitors is one of my goals for this country. This country has been improving so much, it’s an amazing sight! Politcally, we are soaring. I think the idea of peace has captivated many minds, giving us the satisfaction we need for the Non-Aligned Movement. With each day ahead of me, I see the tensions easing down and peace being brought upon, very, very slowly. Slowly, yes. But it is still improving. I have seen a significant change within the past few years. The Soviet Union is weakening and the Non-Aligned Movement is growing. I plan to see peace in my future or in all the days I remain living!

- Tito
 
Bibliography:

Fredriksen, John C. "Josip Broz Tito." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web. 31 May 2011.

"Facts about Nonaligned Movement: Tito, as Discussed in Josip Broz Tito (president of Yugoslavia): The Policy of Nonalignment: -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 31 May 2011. <http://www.britannica.com/facts/5/221508/Nonaligned-Movement-as-discussed-in-Josip-Broz-Tito-president-of-Yugoslavia>.

Shostack, Elizabeth. "Gale - Enter Product Login." GaleNet. Web. 31 May 2011. <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None>.


 
Josip Broz Tito with JFK during his visit to the United States of America.


www.titoville.com. Web. 24 May 2011. <"Marshal Tito Greeting President John Kennedy." www.titoville.com. Web. 24 May 2011. .>.

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