"Leader" or "Devil"? Milan Stojadinović, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1935-39), and his Ideology

Djokic, Dejan. 2010. "Leader" or "Devil"? Milan Stojadinović, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1935-39), and his Ideology. In: , ed. In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe. London: IB Tauris, pp. 153-168. ISBN 9781845116972 [Book Section]

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The aim of this chapter is to outline the main currents of Stojadinovic’s ideology. This topic has not received sufficient attention from scholars, despite the prime minister being frequently described as an admirer of fascism, if not actually an outright fascist, by his contemporaries and by the official historiography in socialist Yugoslavia. It seems logical, therefore, to approach the issue of ideology by exploring whether Stojadinovic was indeed a fascist.

The chapter forms part of a collection of seventeen essays that assess the careers of the most important figures in right-wing politics in Central and Eastern Europe during the first half of the twentieth century and reveal the significance of leaders whose impact has been overlooked. Some of these were Nazi-sympathisers; others rejected German National Socialism in favour of rival nationalist and right-wing ideologies and programmes. But all played a role in modern European political history that cannot be ignored. The book seeks to draw some of the leading right-wing politicians and thinkers in Central and Eastern Europe out from under Hitler's shadow.

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