Was Tito more of a James Bond or a James Bond villain? A romantic hero, demonic villain, or both? That’s the question for today as we explore the early life of the man who would become the dictator of Yugoslavia, and who would later create the peculiar communist ideology called Titoism.
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Time/place: Southeast Europe, 1892-1945 CE
Dead Idea: Titoism
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