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Josip Broz Tito

 Why is Josip Broz Tito famous? - by Christopher
Josip Broz Tito Tito (full name Josip Broz Tito) was born on May 25, 1892 in Kumrovec, Croatia. He was the 2nd President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Biography and Career :

At the time of his birth, Croatia was under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the World War I, he was captured and took part at the Russian Revolution in 1917 since he had become Bolshevik. He entered the Red Guard during the Civil Russian War. In 1920, he returned to Croatia becoming a member of the Communist Party in Yugoslavia. In 1928 he was arrested, being released in 1934.

He activated as a secret agent of the Communist Party under the name of Tito. He went back to URSS in older to work with the International Communist Organization-PCY. In 1939, Tito became general-secretary of P CY. In 1941, the Organization of AXXA occupied Yugoslavia while tand his partisans became the leaders of the anti-nazis resistance.

In 1944, the non-communists were eliminated from the Govern. In November 1945, Tito became the president of Yugoslavia, being voted only by the communists in the National Front of Freedom. Under a new Constitution, Yugoslavia became The Federative Popular Republic Yugoslavia. The Federation contained: Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and Macedonia.

He became a dictator having absolute power in state. In 1948, Joseph Stalin tried to remove Tito, but that one kept control. After the death of Stalin, Tito tried to get in touch with other states that had not been allies for the USA or URSS, for example, Egypt and India.

In 1953 he was elected and reelected in 1963 and so on, until April 7, 1963, when a new Constitution proclaimed Tito to became a president for life. He used the Secret Police to remove his political opponents. Tito passed away on May 1980, a few days before his age of 88.

Trivia :

- He was most likely born on May 7.
- His first wife was Pelagija Broz.
- He had a relationship with Hertha Haas, a woman of Jewish descent.
- He had a relationship with Davorjanka Paunovic, his personal secretary.
- His best known wife was Jovanka Broz.
- Religion: Atheist
- He died in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia.
- He worked as a machinist's apprentice.
- He also worked for Benz automobile factory and as a test driver.

Quotes :

- "Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary."

Awards :

- People's Hero of Yugoslavia
- Order of Leopold
- Order of the Elephant
- Medaille militaire
- Medal Zwyciestwa i Wolnosci 1945
- Krzyz Partyzancki
- Order of Victory
- Order of Suvorov
- Order of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution.
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Date Added: 27 December '11

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