Sovietization of Slovene Industry between 1945-1950

  • Jože Prinčič
Keywords: Slovenia, Yugoslavia, socialism, economy, sovietization, industrialization, economic cooperation, USSR


The author deals with the four year period after the Second World War, during which sovietization of predominantly Slovene industry was a typical feature in the economy. Despite its shortness, this process left deep roots and strongly influenced the development of Slovene industry. The Soviet industrialization mentality survived almost until the end of the second Yugoslav state. The political and economic break with the USSR and its satellites, as a result of the Yugoslav conflict with the Inform-Bureau. made the Yugoslav leadership aware that a further sovietization would have made Slovene industry totally dependent on the East Bloc economy.



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