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The post-war regime and its opposition

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Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H250  Humanities  Contemporary history (since 1914) 
Communist party, secret police, elections, opposition, political parties, international relations
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04934  PhD Jerca Vodušek Starič  Humanities  Head  1998 - 2000  294 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  12,933 
This research deals with the consolidation of the rule of the Communist party in Slovenia and Yugoslavia after the Second World War, to be more precise it deals with the methods the party used towards those who either opposed its rule or belonged to the category of a potential opposition. It deals not only with its political views, but also with the methods of its rule, their application, especially through the rule of the Secret police (Udba). The secret police supervised and controlled (through their agents) all political suspects, prevented their activities and imprisoned many of their members either by putting them to trial or otherwise. In the period from 1945 to 1955 these methods constituted of identifying the opposition (suspects were mostly all who belonged to pre-war parties or groups, their leading members were imprisoned after the war and thoroughly questioned and ''worked upon''), preventing them to communicate with the outside world (especially with the Slovene political emigration of 1945) and of staging a number of typical stalinist spy trials) or simply by making some of them disappear. By such means and with total control over the existing, socialist institutions and the elections, the party took control of the whole post-war society.
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