The Ideology of Rupnik's Circle

  • Mojca Šorn Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Kongresni trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Second World War, Ljubljana Province, Leon Rupnik, Rupnik's circle, ideology


The young "guards", also known as glavačevci and ljotičevci, who were convinced that Leon Rupnik, the president of the provincial administration of the Ljubljana Province, was the initiator of the Home Guard Movement (Domobranci), launched an "all-national movement". Their leader Rupnik, who was considered the central figure of national unity and revival, became the personification and the symbol of this movement. From these bases the so-called ideaology of Rupnik's circle was formed. It embraced several issues which were unelaborated, generally lacking and even inaccurate. It is obvious that these views, which reflect little creativity, were hastily formulated and that most ideas were borrowed from extreme right-wing European movements and ideologies of that time.