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After the First World War the Slovene nation was divided between four states. The majority lived in
Yugoslavia, while the minorities lived in then fascist Italia, after the Anschluss of Austria in the
Third Reich and in Hungary. The last three states lead the politic of national oppression of their
minorities and also on April 1941 occupied Yugoslavia. The Yugoslav part of the Slovene territory
was divided between three occupiers and the Slovenes were condemned to disappear as nation.
Liberation Front

The Liberation Front of the

Slovenian People,

The resistance movement in

Slovenia - development
The resistance movement in Slovenia

Following the attack and defeat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941, the ethnic
Lidia Valeriani, territory of Slovenia then belonged to three occupying states, while Yugoslavia in its
Italy, Montecavolo di Quattro
Castella whole fell apart. The Resistance movement developed in reaction to this fact and the
oppressive attempts of denationalization only augmented it. The German occupier
Tadeusz Sułowski, immediately began to drive out the population and completely prohibited the usage of
Poland, Warsaw the Slovene language.

The Resistance movement initiated with its first actions of resistance in July 1941;
Giovanna Quadreri, while the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People was a resistance organization
Italy, Reggio Emilia Damijan Guštin
established already on the 26 th of April 1941. Numerous members were involved
already by autumn of 1941, and by the end of the year more than 2000 Partisans
Vincent Pascucci, were active in the Partisan movement. The political left played a leading role in the
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resistance, the Communists being the most active. Aside from a few political groups,
the two largest political parties until then did not join the Liberation Front. Contrarily,
they worked against the Communists and the Liberation Front in 1942, their supporters
[all tags] even enlisting to collaborate with the occupiers in armed combat against the Liberation

8th September Abruzzi actions Initially, the Liberation Front was a coalition of political parties. It united into a uniform
active fighters administration resistance organization in 1943. The Partisan units developed into an army within the
adventurous Africa against the war framework of the Yugoslav Partisan army under the leadership of Tito. It counted
against war airdrop air drop airplane 38.000 armed Partisans by the end of 1944. The Resistance movement engaged as a
Alive Allies American colonel national liberation movement proclaiming as its goals to unify all Slovenians into a
Americans ammunition federative state within Yugoslavia and to establish a fairer society with just and ethical
anti-aircraft weapons anti-tank mines borders. It established a temporary state council in 1943; these state organs or
antifascism antifascist people’s committees were introduced already during the war throughout a large part of
antifascist family antifascist fight the Slovenian territory, despite that it was actually liberated only in May 1945.
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