"Let Our Relations with the Italians be Peaceful and Dignified, but Nothing More"

Some aspects of the dichotomy between the national and international interests among Slovene communists in Slovenian Litoral

  • Bojan Godeša Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Kongresni trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Second World War, Slovenian Littoral, Communist Party of Slovenia, the national question, Trieste


The paper deals with the activities of the Slovene communists in Primorska during the Second World War, where the Communist Party of Slovenia often faced the dilemma of how to reconcile the national interests of its struggle with international ones. The most burning issues for the Slovene communists concerned their relations with the Italian population, the status of Trieste and their cooperation with the Communist Party of Italy in Primorska.