Write 1 page essay on the topic The Communist Takeover of East Germany/ Cominform Resolution on Yugoslavia.
Leonhard’s writing shows the way he (and people like him) achieved their aim and helped Communism (or rather Stalinism) ideology win in Germany in the 1940s. They ‘educated’ people and persuaded them that the USSR is a model country and Germany has to follow the way of that Communist country. Interestingly, Leonhard understood how wrong he was and he had to leave the Communist Germany he (and people like him) created.
The USSR wanted to take and/or hold its control over Eastern European countries. Yugoslavia was the country that was trying to get rid of this control and one of its leaders, Tito, was trying to build Socialist Yugoslavia without the influence of the USSR (Perry, Berg and Krukones 319). Nonetheless, the Cominform (a bureau that broadcast the USSR propaganda) tried to persuade people that Tito was an enemy of working people. The resolution on Yugoslavia shows that the Cominform used its common tricks saying that the country was moving to capitalism and imperialistic enemies tried to destroy the country turning working people into their slaves. It was decided that all socialistic countries had to assist Yugoslavia in its struggle for ‘democracy’ and Communism. Those who tried to find other ways for the country (even Tito who was a socialist) were seen as traitors, enemies and