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Why West/German Imperialism Recognizes Croatia

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Why West/German Imperialism Recognizes Croatia

Why West/German Imperialism Recognizes Croatia
January 1992
Not a day goes by without West/German imperialist media blowing their trumpets heralding new “success” stories in East European countries and the states of the ex-Soviet Union. Croatian ultra-facists in the Croatian portion of Yugoslavia are openly supported in order to drive on the dismembering of Yugoslavia in the interests of West/German imperialism. Politically extreme reactionary forces are stirring almost everywhere, in Latvia and Georgia, in Rumania and in Czechoslovakia. These forces more or less openly cultivate that old, well-known mixture of nationalism, anti-communism, religion, antisemitism and the courting of the German Nazi regime which, even at the time of the German Nazi-facist invasions between 1939 and 1945
, was to be found among Nazi collaborators in all countries. The diplomatic recognition of Croatia (and Slovenia – a subject to be dealt with separately) marks a decisive point in the aggressive policies of West/German imperialism, revanchism and militarism.
The concerns here are not such noble goals as Ute “right to setf-detemiinatioa of nations’ ‘, “protection of minorities”, “democracy” and “freedom” or any other of the seif-proclaimed aspirations of the imperialistic great powers. The concern here is singly and solely imperialistic power-politics, spheres of influence and the right to exploit the peoples of Yugoslavia. Anything else is pretense and pure hypocrisy. And in this competition West/German imperialists have won some decisive plus-points in their rivalry with US imperialism, but also against their West European competitors. The imperial diplomacy of a Mr. Genscher, in coranûssiou of the West/German monopoly bourgeoisie, has carried off a victory, even if the outcome of the battle can’t yet be seen.
Certain in any case are the iosers: the peoples of Yugo sia fia.
The Yugoslavian state is collapsing – but not of itself.
Reactionary nationalistic Croatian forces and reactionary nationalistic Greater Serbian forces are Use main adversaries in armed conflicts. They trample under their feel the revolutionary tradition of the Yugoslavian peoples from the time of the tight against Nazi Germ any.
The war in Yugoslavia was unquestionably desired and fueled by West/German imperialism, lis sympathy and support is clearly on the side of those Croatian political forces who, with ihetr large “U”, clearly link themselves to the founding of the Ustasha State in 194 1.
Croatian facists, at that lime under the protective shield of German Nazi agressors, proclaimed the “Indépendant State of Croatia” four days after the invasion of German ‘Wehrmacht’ armies into Yugoslavia on April 6, 1941. This Ustasha State carried out the expulsion and murder of hundreds of thousands of Serbians, as well as tens of thousands of Jews and Roma.
In countries like Yugoslavia, West/German imperialism blatantly admits its allegiance to the traditions of Nazi Germany, and does so incomparably more openly and nakedly than in its own country. It links to old connections and artfully spins its web of influence and subjugation.
One fundamental method for this is the exploitation of national prejudices and contradictions. West/German imperialisracleverIyunderstand5howtoexploit these in Yugoslavia right now, how to incite conflicts and discords of nations and nationalities for their own purposes and to their own advantage.
Yugoslavia was founded in 1918 as a “slate with multiple nationalities”, marked by a multiplicity of nations and national minorities – Serbians, Croatians, Slovenians, Macedonians, Montcnegroans, as well as Albanians, Hungarians and Roma, just to name a few. A characteristic feature for long stretches of time in the state’s history was the dominance of Greater Serbian chauvinism and the oppression of other nations. Only after the victory of partisan troops against the Nazi facists was there a brief shimmer of hope for the peoples of Yugoslavia, underway on the road to socialism, to do away with national suppression and to achieve a peaceful, voluntary living together of different nations. That found expression in the Yugoslavian constitution. İn which each nation’s right to withdrawal was specified (Article t of the Constitution, “Right of Free Secession”).
But Tito and his adherents went down the path of betrayal, the path of curry fog favor from the imperialists, the path of the restoration of capitalism, and they shattered all these hopes. As the Communist Information Office (KOMINFORM) under the leadership of Stalin exposed in 1948, the reactionary Tito clique – with phrases of “Socialism” in their mouths – set out on the side of imperialism. With that they began to undermine the alliance of the peoples of Yugoslavia formed in the fight against Nazi Germany. National discords and oppression dominated again from then on. The Albanian minority in Kosovo suffered especially.
Two counter-revolutionary movements stand across from each other in Yugoslavia today. The two main(…)

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