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Title: Una storia sbagliata? Uno sguardo al breve secolo dei rapporti italo-jugoslavi
Authors: Pupo, Raoul
Keywords: ItalyYugoslaviathe Treaty of OsimoEastern BorderItaliaJugoslaviaTrattato di Osimoconfine orientale
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Raoul Pupo, “Una storia sbagliata? Uno sguardo al breve secolo dei rapporti italo-jugoslavi” in: “Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. Anno XLI, 2, dicembre 2013”, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste,Trieste, 2013, pp. 9-28
Journal: Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea 
Part of: Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. Anno XLI, 2, dicembre 2013
The present essay focuses on the long-term complicated events which characterized the Yugoslav- Italian relations, paying special attention to the Eastern borders. Starting point of this process was the diffi cult signing of the Treaty of Rapallo, followed by the many contradictions and uncertainties of Mussolini’s policy towards the neighbour state, which was characterized by the unappeased Italian territorial ambitions in the Balkans and culminated in the Italian occupation of Yugoslavia during World War II. The aftermath of the war was marked on the other hand by the political protagonism of Communist Yugoslavia, which could take part both in the peace talks and in the defi nition of the new borders from a position of strength. The Treaty of Peace signed in Paris sanctioned the loss of quite all the Julian March territory, while leaving at the same time the whole issue unregulated by creating the Free Territory of Trieste (FTT), which was to remain a dead letter. The Memorandum of Understanding signed in London led to the division of the FTT between the two neighbour states. The new international position of Tito together with the new Yugoslav-Italian relations, the Italian internal political affairs and the new world order led to a progressive détente and to the fi nal signing of the Treaty of Osimo, which marked the end of a long period characterized by diffi culties and tragic clashes.
Type: Article
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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