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Communist propaganda intensified the nationalist sentiments among Slavic Macedonians

15 December 2015 / 17:12:00  GRReporter
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The internal factor was related to the fact that the Communist Party of Greece was an isolated party in terms of its policies and the number of its supporters. Anyway, based on the information available to us, the percentage of support for it reached 25% in 1944. It was significant for it to participate in elections but not for waging a civil war. Ultimately, only a small part of this 25% was able and willing to take up arms and go to the mountains because supporting a party and fighting for it are two different things.

Thus the Communist Party was isolated from Greek society and from large parts of it, which initially had a positive attitude towards it. This process of isolation ended in 1949, especially after the decision of the 5th plenum regarding the independence of Macedonia. A psychological and ideological rift between the Communist Party and the majority of Greek citizens occurred at this point. Gradually the isolation led to the inability of the party to ensure supporters and to mobilize fighters and it eventually surrendered.

Tags: HistoryGreek Civil WarCommunist Party of GreeceSlavic MacedoniansPropagandaSending children to the socialist countries
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