Josip Broz ‘Tito’: Too Tough for Stalin 

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Biographics 3 yıl önce
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Zack Ferris
Zack Ferris 3 yıl önce
Nicolae Ceaușescu. I feel that’s all I need for convincing lol
TarbalonGG Zadar
TarbalonGG Zadar 3 yıl önce
Alexander 1st was dead by 1940 for 6 years. He was killed by ustasha regime in assasination in France.... Just sayin
John Smith
John Smith 10 aylar önce
Interesting story about Tito: My paternal grandfather served in the British Airforce in WW2. One morning, towards the latter years of the war, my grandfather's friend gave him a knife. Later that day, my grandfather was shot down by a German pilot in Yugoslavia, and he parachuted into the water. The only reason he didn't drown was because he used the knife to cut open the parachute that was collapsing on him in the water. He was able to swim towards the shore, and a Yugoslavian fisherman ended up swimming out to help my exhausted grandfather to the shore. He brought him in and eventually took him to a nearby camp of The Partisans, the communist guerilla group led by Tito. Tito was at this camp. My grandfather met him, and Tito personally handwrote a letter that allowed my grandfather safe passage back to England. We still own the letter and the knife.
Robert Gil
Robert Gil 9 aylar önce
John Smith
John Smith 9 aylar önce
@Robert Gil my grandfather must have made an impact on Tito, because when the Yugoslavian embassy happened in Melbourne, Australia in 1980-ish, they invited my grandfather who was living there at the time. Whether Tito himself was there I can't remember, but my grandfather shared caviar, cigars, drinks and stories with other Yugoslavians there
Fonograf72 8 aylar önce
Thanks for sharing this John, fascinating story.
GroidPopper88࿖ 8 aylar önce
TammoKorsai 7 aylar önce
Can we see some photos of the letter and knife?
murdanauf 2 yıl önce
I think there were about 56 assasionation attempts on Tito, there is a book about it I read years ago. Most of them attempted by USSR and the USA. He visited JFK once in NYC, and he was almost shot there. There is a recorded phone call from Tito to JFK after Tito got home, telling JFK he loved it in America and that he should come visit Yugoslavia so he could return the hospitality
Joseph Leonard
Joseph Leonard 2 yıl önce
Tito is so full of dark comedy
Joseph Wong
Joseph Wong 2 yıl önce
Makes me wonder, what if what happened in Dallas 1963 was Tito returning the hospitality?
Kingcobra 2 yıl önce
@Joseph Wong I mean there’s no evidence to prove that.
confused 2 yıl önce
@Kingcobra Yeah, but regardless its fun to think about
Goran Josic
Goran Josic 2 yıl önce
The Yugoslav passport was once the most desirable passport in the world, with the largest number of countries you could visit without a visa. You could travel from Japan, the Soviet Union, Western Europe, Cuba, the North and South America. This fact in itself is an amazing achievement...
Greenhorn 2 yıl önce
Karlo Cubing what you mean with rare? Every one had one
Марко Ђурић
Karlo Cubing False info! Dont listen to this gut
BraBra 2 yıl önce
And only with with a Yugo passport, you could go to both West and East Germany
Goran Josic
Goran Josic 2 yıl önce
Karlo Cubing I lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia), and my entire extended family, friends and neighborhood, loved shopping in Trieste - (at least when they had enough money for it), and Trieste is in Italy - so they all had passports. Don't alwais believe your friend :D
Amper Sand
Amper Sand Yıl önce
He fought Hitler, he downed two american warplanes, confronted Stalin - quite unique and impressive performance.
Alen 11 aylar önce
he didnt down two american warplanes that was done by Serbs long after he was dead
Bekrija 10 aylar önce
@Alen this also happened after WW2 when Tito was claiming Italian territory with majority Slavs and the Americans were patrolling over it and ignoring his demands.
MisterClean 10 aylar önce
He did not. The Serbians did destroy two US airplanes long after his death, it was Slobodan Milosevic to be precise. On his list of “accomplishments” though, you should add that he murdered tons of innocent men, women and children in Istria and forced more than 290.000 Istrian people out of there, a genocide and an ethnic cleansing of the region to favor Slovenians and Croats that alone erased over 3000 years of Istria’s history.
MisterClean 10 aylar önce
@Bekrija “with majority slavs”
Marko Spas
Marko Spas 3 yıl önce
My grandpa was a musician that played for Tito. He talked to him on several occasions. Once, my grandpa and his band played their clarinets for about 8-9 hours. Tito kept asking things like “When was the last time you ate? Are you ok?” when he found out they were playing so long
Mario Cerin
Mario Cerin 3 yıl önce
Yeah, invited me to one of his banquets to gorge on caviar and the most expensive french wines. Had a great time with great music being played by your grandpa - no kidding!
Marko Spas
Marko Spas 3 yıl önce
Mario Cerin Small world, huh?
Robert Gil
Robert Gil 9 aylar önce
Lord Pizza the Eighth Son of Ramsey
@Mario Cerin I can’t beleive Tito met Mario oh my god
Spice Smuggler
Spice Smuggler 2 aylar önce
@Lord Pizza the Eighth Son of Ramsey TITO MET MARIO TITO MET MARIO
Pokojni Toza
Pokojni Toza 2 yıl önce
Here is a real story showing what kind of character Tito was. My father used to play accordion in a traditional music group, so called Kulturno Umjetničko Društvo (cultural and artistic company) from Sarajevo. These companies were a thing that literally every city, town or village had in Yugoslavia. Many of them exist to this day. The purpose of those troops is to preserve old songs and traditional dances of the people of Yugoslavia and give young people a place to pursue a hobby. Anyway, in his orchestra the lead accordion player has met Tito in person and had a really nice story about him. He was also a good friend of my father, his name was Mehmed, all of us kids called him uncle Meho. He enlisted in Yugoslav Navy in December 1952. as a sailor. At the time the mandatory military service in the navy was 3 years long so he was due to serve until December 1955. After finishing his basic training he was assigned to serve aboard Tito's presidential yacht "Galeb". In 1953. Tito started his famous world peace tour with "Galeb" and the trip lasted for 478 days. During the trip, at open sea, Tito insisted on having so called "sailor's evenings" where the crew would gather, sing, dance and spend the evening hanging out with him. The official reason behind it was that it is good for crew morale, but the truth was that Tito preferred hanging out with regular people instead of all the suck-ups and lackeys around him. And no one dared to oppose Tito regarding having those events. So my dad's friend, being a musician, was given an accordion and he was the main entertainer on those evenings. Not just because he knew how to play accordion and Tito's favorite folk songs, but also because he was from Bosnia and had that recognizable Bosnian sense of humor and a sense for a good party. Tito even remembered his first name and called him "comrade Meho". Almost half a year after that Tito came back to "Galeb" for some official state reception. As he was walking in front of the lined up crew he recognized uncle Meho and asked him "you are still here, Meho?" and uncle Meho replied "3 years of service, comrade Tito". Tito looked at him with a bit stunned expression and asked "when was the last time you went home for a leave?" and he replied "for 2 weeks, when we came back from the trip". Tito just let out some confused "hmmmm" then added "that is outrageous", patted him on the shoulder and said "we'll get that right". After 2 weeks he received honorable discharge papers signed by Tito personally, almost a year before his service was due. He kept them framed on his wall for his entire life as a souvenir and also as proof of the story. Not long after that navy service was cut down to 2 years. You can guess whose idea and order it was. You can say and think about him whatever you want, but you can't deny that Tito cared about the common people of Yugoslavia.
69 is a great number
I have many Balkan friends, and they all said that their parents lived in heaven until Titos death
Milan Podbevšek
Milan Podbevšek 2 yıl önce
Andrea Zan Zanardi l'infame if you're a leader of a country in a cold war, state sanctioned murder is one of the things that go along with it. He didn't kill as many as the CIA did in those days, and yet people don't seem to call US presidents pig murderers for some reason. It is true that he could have provided a more pluralistic society if he put the effort in, but he was sadly heavily influenced by the bolshevik ideology. I'm still impressed his version of Stalinism was much, much softer on citizens of Yugoslavia than the actual Stalinism was on citizens of the Soviet union. Political repression was all the rage in those days and for that he will always be called a dictator.
Bruh Guyman
Bruh Guyman 3 yıl önce
Serbs: Tito was a Croatian dictator. Croats: Tito was a Serbian dictator. Bosnians: Tito was a nice guy.
Нино Белов
Нино Белов 3 yıl önce
Ya 'cuz he invented them ... And Tito was half Croatian , half Slovene , so ...
alfa muzjak sa kitom iznad prosjeka
@Нино Белов pretty sure Bosnians weren't invented by Tito
Нино Белов
Нино Белов 3 yıl önce
@alfa muzjak sa kitom iznad prosjeka As a nation, first mentioned as Muslims only place in the world, you would see that.. Before that mostly Serbs and other Croats...
alfa muzjak sa kitom iznad prosjeka
@Нино Белов Before 1971, Bosnian Muslims saw themselves as Bosnians, it's not like they went around and called themselves Serbs or Croats, there's a reason we got the term "Muslim" Bosniaks wanted a term for themselves because they didn't feel like they were Serbs or Croats, during Ottoman and Austro Hungarian times Bosniak or Bosnian was a term tha was used. That is why in 1971 they wanted to get a new name, and the only thing the Yugoslav government saw as a good name was " Muslim"
Нино Белов
Нино Белов 3 yıl önce
@alfa muzjak sa kitom iznad prosjeka Bosnian Serb or Bosnian Croat by geographical location, not a nation, and they felt different because of Tito, same is for Macedonians and Montenegrins...
#NEMSWORLD 3 yıl önce
This man had the most celebrated and attended funeral of any world leader ever.
ned h
ned h 3 yıl önce
Biliary Clinton what @NEMSWOLRD meant by most attended is that a huge number of presidents, ministers, ambassadors, government officials etc of other countries attended his funeral. In that way it is still I believe the most attended funeral of all time.
Izet Medosevic
Izet Medosevic 3 yıl önce
Biliary Clinton No, no, Kings & Queens was there,.. Btw:The best punk rock culture was in Yugoslavia.
autonomaš 3 yıl önce
Biliary Clinton That was not the case in Tito's funeral. People came to pay their respects to him because they actually loved him. He managed hold a state with more than 5 different ethnicities. One of the best leaders in the world
Skendžo 3 yıl önce
It was the second most watched tv program the number one was when the USA landed on the moon
autonomaš 3 yıl önce
Biliary Clinton Why did your family have to flee?
Truestm 3 yıl önce
“Stalin, stop sending people to kill me! We’ve already captured five of them, one with a bomb and another with a rifle... If you keep sending killers, I’ll send one to Moscow. And I won’t have to send another.” The best quote. Ever.
enderlaptop minecrafter3
*tiTo Umesto staljina haahha Edit-uj koment Greska
Truestm 3 yıl önce
enderlaptop minecrafter3 huh? sorry i only speak english and bits of japanese XD translation please.
_Laboratorija 3 yıl önce
@Truestm You need to change the name, Tito said that, not Stalin.
Truestm 3 yıl önce
_Laboratorija The ‘stalin:’ is part of the quote. Although good catch it should be a comma.
Michael Dunne
Michael Dunne 3 yıl önce
If true, totally bad @$$ ...
Garrick 2 yıl önce
I went to Yugoslavia as a kid and never knew it was a communist country. It just seemed like going anywhere else. I remember it was very green and the bread was good. Ten years later it had disintegrated.
sead facic
sead facic 2 yıl önce
Andrea Zan Zanardi l'infame Can you elaborate on that please?
Malina 2 yıl önce
Andrea Zan Zanardi l'infame Bujna mašta radi svašta, ha ha! Hilarious!
gb 2 yıl önce
Many places have delicious bread but the competition for 'best in the world' would all be former Yugoslavian countries.
Dimitris Dimitriou
protoword 3 yıl önce
Remarkable, comprehensive short story about Tito. I was born and used to live in Yugoslavia during those days of Tito’s rule. This story is very accurate and well said!
Biographics 3 yıl önce
Thank you
SS BB 6 aylar önce
@Biographics No thank you on making best non-biased and all factual video about us Yugoslavs,me also lived in Yugo,still living in Serbia, and although being very anti-communist i still cant argue about truth about it,all the best to you
Rabija Alija
Rabija Alija 3 aylar önce
Yes me too I was born and live under TITO ❤he was the best man ever for me it’s same life was much easy friendly never problems like now it’s 😞 for TITO 🌹🌹🌹👏👏😇😇
ve sna
ve sna 2 aylar önce
I am from former Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia was bridge between west and east , our parents was able to travel ,was good health insurance ,and more....and I don't talk about politics ,just about life
Ducky 11 aylar önce
I was 4 years old and Tito's death was the first time I "learned" of the concept of death. I remember asking Mom why are all the people outside on the streets crying. One of my earliest memories, along with grandpa's passing that same year. Loss of two great men. R.I.P. 🥀
A Random Memer
A Random Memer 7 aylar önce
That just shows how loved Tito was among the common people of Yugoslavia, also my condolences, I'm sure your grandfather was a great man
MisterBacon342 3 yıl önce
Fun fact: Tito was the only one who was allowed to smoke in the White House.
big papa
big papa 3 yıl önce
MisterBacon342 what are they gonna do? Tell him no?
Goran Arsić
Goran Arsić 3 yıl önce
Yes, and he smoked Cuban cigars, supplied by Castro. lol.
FunTrucker_18 3 yıl önce
@Goran Arsić It was actually a gift given by Castro.
Ognjen Petrović
Ognjen Petrović 3 yıl önce
Nixon: We do not smoke in here Tito: Good for you
Iván Aznar
Iván Aznar 3 yıl önce
@Ognjen Petrović I need more likes to give you for that comment
M M 2 yıl önce
One thing that was not mentioned is: He was absolutely adored by people of Yugoslavia. (With the exception of the small number who were undermining the system and being under surveillance of his secret service). Masses of people who loved their leader because he brought peace and freedom , free education, free health system, he gave rights to women and so on...
Namakubi77 2 yıl önce
And what were women to do with those rights when they couldn’t vote until 1990. 🤣🤣🤣 Peace and freedom? Im an artist and I know the history of art in yugoslavia. No one besides regime artists prospered during YU. Yugoslavia was the biggest dungeon of art and culture.
SweetLemonist 2 yıl önce
What the hell are you rumbling about? The women were allowed to vote since 1945 and so they did
Milan Podbevšek
Milan Podbevšek 2 yıl önce
@Namakubi77 the statement about art and culture is mostly false: Yugoslavia had a rich culture, counter-culture and yes, also plenty of artistic suppression by the authorities. It was a complex place, so any one-sided statement will not do to describe it in its entirety.
Namakubi77 2 yıl önce
@SweetLemonist Vote about what, when there weren’t elections?
Fahreta Bošnjaković
Fahreta Bošnjaković 9 aylar önce
Tito was the best leader on the World. We miss him. 😪😪
nikispaniki Yıl önce
My friend’s father from Serbia killed himself after Tito died. He said Yugoslavia would now destroy itself and he was too old to want to go through anymore wars. He knew what was coming. My friend said he was happy his father at least had some good years after ww2 with Josip in charge.
Slavic Aussie
Slavic Aussie Yıl önce
He knew no-one liked Yugoslavia.
swami fakkananda
swami fakkananda 9 aylar önce
Woooow, what a story!!
Dy Niaz
Dy Niaz 8 aylar önce
the saddest thing is he was right, shortly after Tito death, Yugoslavia literally destroyed itself
slaven000 4 aylar önce
@Slavic Aussie hm, my parents came back from Germany in the 70's to live and work in Yugoslavia. I've been around the world and Yugoslavia is still in a category for itself for me. Before WWII this area was basically a shithole. Infrastructure, industry, universal Education, Healthcare, retirement, maternity, women rights(we're now fighting to preserve all aforementioned)... Damn, whole cities were built and given to workers, factories had resorts at the Adriatic coast for it's workers..
Lars Ronæs
Lars Ronæs Yıl önce
I visited Croatia, Yugoslavia, in 1985, stayed with a local family and got to know their friends. 5 years after his death there were still huge poster etc. of Tito everywhere, and our general impression was that the locals really liked Tito. I haven't experienced this anywhere else, and I have been to a number of (then) present or former dictatorships. As for dictators, it seem like Tito was special.
Ivan Jelenic
Ivan Jelenic 6 aylar önce
My uncle and aunt kept Tito's picture as the first thing you see when you enter their house, until my uncle died a couple of years ago. My uncle especially loved him, and he kinda resembled Tito too, funnily enough. RIP
Вадим Вадимович
not everyone who doesnt have a stupid two-party system is a "dictator"
Вадим Вадимович
@Lars Ronæs i think the whole world knows its stupid lol
Francis Pitts
Francis Pitts Yıl önce
Having grown up in our house with my father’s parents living with us, it kept me informed about world events. My grandfather was in WW I and technically WW II but he was state side. He was very aware of that region of the world and how volatile it was. I remember he spoke about Tito with a respect for his ability to survive and his combat experience. My grandfather saw that same war and how it happened. He felt that area was a powder keg for another world war. So I have a strong memory of this guy and history. It’s one of the many reasons I was fortunate to live with my grandparents who had experienced so much of that history.
Oliver Cuenca
Oliver Cuenca 3 yıl önce
"Tried to please everyone, ended up pissing everyone off." Ain't that just the story of human history.
0 0p
0 0p 3 yıl önce
Absolutely. The modern day media in both strongest nations of former Yugoslavia; Croatia and Serbia seem to compete who is going to come up with more filth and dirt about him. But it's the way of the world today. The ever more rich elites are just taking care of the plebs keeping it at bay from their wealth which isn't really their wealth since they haven't created it. But... oh well... :)
zi paris
zi paris 3 yıl önce
Not entirely. Some people are murderous psychopaths out only for their own power.
Daniel Gyllenbreider
That is not the story of Tito, however. He is held in high regard among lots of the former yugoslav people.
Edwin Casimir
Edwin Casimir 3 yıl önce
@Daniel Gyllenbreider And don't forget: foreigners, both leaders and citizens as well. Unlike the current leaders of ex-Yu states, he was at least respectable.
ante retem
ante retem 2 yıl önce
The problem is much complicated, tito did a lot of good things, but in Yougoslavia some secret parties try to take the power in the shadows and tito use full power on them and was regard less, his secret police did a lot of bad things. Some people's who talked bad about Yugoslavia and about tito, tito send guy's from his secret police to kill them, like in Germany in the 70's tito organized assassination of ex-yugoslavian people who said that tito was dictator.
Terry Mckay
Terry Mckay 3 yıl önce
I enjoy your videos. My first real impression of Tito was well after his death; when the Former Yugoslav Republics became a bloodbath of ethnic strife and it seemed like an unsolvable mess I was struck with the fact that one man had held these people together. It seemed unimaginable then that they could have ever been governed, but I reflected that Tito had surely done it. I don’t know enough about him to know if he was a good guy or a bad guy but he was definitely a remarkable guy.
JayTune Yıl önce
He was a good guy. I'm from Slovenia, and a vast majority of older folks here say that life under his rule was beautiful, that these were the good old times.
Jannah M
Jannah M Yıl önce
He was one of the good ones. The world needs more leaders like him.
Kristian Tambolas
Kristian Tambolas 2 aylar önce
my grandad build a 3 floor house,vacations every summer,I was traveling all Europe as a kid,and my grandparents were : worker in paper factory and a cleanlady in a hotel !!!!!!!
Cotton Meow
Cotton Meow 2 aylar önce
My mom actually saw him in person when she was still very young. He come to visit a memorial site very close to my hometown. It's interesting to hear her and her peers accounts of the day. It was a very prideful moment for them, and she recalls it as a fond memory. Side note: it's interesting to see that so many people have great stories of Tito. Whether it's a personal experience, or a story passed down from our parents, it's interesting to see the impact the man had on the world around us
Rudy TheCat
Rudy TheCat 2 yıl önce
My mother's dear friend, Kordia, had been Tito's personal secretary. Her husband, Dusan Kveder, who had passed away before I met her, had been Tito's youngest General, and was a national hero. My family visited with her in 1968 at her apartment in Belgrade when I was 14. Oh, and she and my mother had met in university in New York (Columbia, I think). Kordia was a great beauty and had won the Miss Subway contest, beating out runner-up Bess Meyerson, who was later to be crowned Miss America. Just a bit of trivia.
Ignition [FR] n2
Ignition [FR] n2 2 yıl önce
1:00 - Chapter 1 - The Young sergeant 3:45 - Chapter 2 - Becoming a communist 7:20 - Chapter 3 - Tito begins 8:50 - Chapter 4 - Dangerous times, dangerous men 12:30 - Chapter 5 - A tale of two island 14:55 - Chapter 6 - A note to Stalin 17:10 - Chapter 7 - Leader of the non aligned 21:30 - Chapter 8 - Death & legacy
Jenana 2 yıl önce
I am from former Yugoslavia, my grandparents were partisans. I didn't get to live for long in this country before it collapsed, but it was (going to be) glorious. My parents still can't get over this loss.
MisterClean 10 aylar önce
ve sna
ve sna 2 aylar önce
me too,was good time
S. Majstorović
S. Majstorović 3 yıl önce
His father, Franjo Broz, was a carpenter, a drunkard who beat his kids and wife. He would make Josip beg for money around Kumrovec just so the poor family could survive. His mother, Marija Broz, was the bearing pillar of the entire family, working multiple jobs. Tito in his later years talked of her with great respect and love. In 1977 the 85-year-old Tito was asked by a journalist to describe the hardest part of his life: "The hardest blow of my entire life, was when I returned from captivity in 1920, and I couldn't find my mother."
Rezok 3 yıl önce
If you don’t mind me asking, where did you read about this?
Doctor Proctor
Doctor Proctor 3 yıl önce
@MyKakec That why my mother was free to leave Yugoslavia to work in Switzerland and after that go to Norway to marry my father? That why me and my family could go to Pakrac, Beograd, Lipik, etc to visit family whenever we wanted? That why my uncles and grandparents could come to Norway and visit whenever they wanted? Because he was killing people who wanted to leave the country? ROFL.
-ED- 3 yıl önce
@MyKakec he was getting rid of TRAITORS and Nazi collaborators
AA BB 3 yıl önce
@MyKakec That's not true. Yugoslavia under Tito was not closed state, people came and left all the time. 100s of thousands yugoslavs worked abroad, mostly in Germany. Also, foreign tourism to Yugoslavia was an important part of Yugoslavian economy because it was huge.
Ghost Yıl önce
The only flaw Tito had was that he wasn't immortal. When he died, Yugoslavia died with him.
Dee Dee
Dee Dee 15 gün önce
HikoSeijuroXIII 2 yıl önce
Stalin: Who are you and how did you get in here? Tito: I'm a locksmith and I'm a locksmith.
Hambo Gumble
Hambo Gumble 2 yıl önce
Jay Clean
Jay Clean 2 yıl önce
Naked gun?
Zah fa
Zah fa 2 yıl önce
@Jay Clean Police Squad, well you're technically correct.
Sasha Kraus
Sasha Kraus 2 yıl önce
krejziks Yıl önce
@Jay Clean Tito's profession was locksmith
ÁleiferTheNorthMan 2 yıl önce
Based on the number of attending politicians and state delegations, it is the largest state funeral in history. This included 4 kings, 31 presidents, 6 princes, 22 prime ministers, and 47 ministers of foreign affairs, from both sides of the Iron Curtain and beyond. that says it all
Fonograf72 8 aylar önce
I think that Charles Bukowski quote explains a lot regarding how it was in Yugoslavia in period 1945 - 1990: “The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting”. The truth is simple; the large majority of Yugoslav population loved Tito, because they had jobs, roof over their heads, most could afford a week holiday on the Adriatic, they enjoyed western style cultural life (hollywood films, rock'n'roll, levi's jeans), but most importantly they could see that wherever Tito went (and he travelled a lot), he was greeted as some sort of semi God. The attendance at his funeral tells its own story.
Alex F
Alex F 2 yıl önce
After Richard Burton and his wife Elizabeth Taylor flew to Yugoslavia and met Tito in the 1970s, Burton from then on declared himself a communist. The fact that Tito left such an impression on someone like Richard Burton from just one meeting is truly something.
poremechen 3 yıl önce
Fun fact: On his funeral were "four kings, 31 presidents, six princes, 22 prime ministers, and 47 ministers of foreign affairs, from both sides of the Iron Curtain. In total 128 countries out of the 154 UN members at the time were represented."
Mad Fer It '91
Mad Fer It '91 3 yıl önce
Mangupski zaista!
The Iron Cross
The Iron Cross 3 yıl önce
@Ladovinka513 I just thought of some CIA agent scanning the body and going yep, he looks pretty dead
tenhirankei 3 yıl önce
"and a partridge in a pear tree!"
Silver Dragon
Silver Dragon 3 yıl önce
Inspektor prince phillipe too
Reapertale Sans
Reapertale Sans 3 yıl önce
As a Serb, I am happy to see people talk about Tito. He and some other leaders are just as important as Cherchil, Stalin and Hitler, say. - It's good to see someone talk about him. Thank you. 👌
Arcaryon 2 yıl önce
Tito is one of the few leaders that truly earned to be called a benevolent dictator.
Degla 2 yıl önce
If you agreed with him ;)
marino deželak
marino deželak 2 yıl önce
I wouldn't go as far as to call him benevolent... but he certainly was nothing like what people immagine when they hear "dictator".
Red Crown
Red Crown 2 yıl önce
unless you were a serb
marino deželak
marino deželak 2 yıl önce
@Red Crown What's the difference?
NIKOLAI Barbarich
NIKOLAI Barbarich 10 gün önce
My father was in the Yugoslavian army and was rather high up in communications. My father had taken orders from Tito and met him personally as well. Tito also gifted my grandfather a medal after fighting in WW2, I believe it's a silver medal which ill inherit after my uncle's death. Both my uncle and father served in the Yugoslavian army, cousins ended up fighting for the croatians during the horrific wars in Yugoslavia. Very interesting history with tito and the slavic countries.
Richard Scanlan
Richard Scanlan 2 yıl önce
This man was one of the toughest leaders of WW2.Balls of steel.I would put the great Finnish leader Manneheim in the same class.Respect.
Every leader of ww2 was tough
Richard Scanlan
Richard Scanlan Yıl önce
@Utenteantimoralismo don''t agree.
@Richard Scanlan why?
Richard Scanlan
Richard Scanlan Yıl önce
@Utenteantimoralismo fair question.And I will answer it this way. If you look at the most significant wartime leaders - Churchill,Roosevellt,Stalin - all had something in common - they were vast,with almost limitless resources - that gave them an edge,and that was the deciding factor in defeating the axis. You look at others - Finland/Yugoslavakia,Poland - these countries are small,with limited resources and manpower - betrayed or outright ignored by the west - they fought on with almost insane courage v great odds.A lot of that came down to great leadership. It's why I rate them so highly.Just my take on it.
@Richard Scanlan yes but all the Leaders of that time were serious, classy, smart, badass and charismatic. And all of them would have done everything for the motherlands and people... They are sons of hard times, so great.
darko cuskar
darko cuskar 2 yıl önce
First time when Queen Elizabeth came to visit Tito in Yugoslavia, they spent hours talking. Being so impressed by him she said : If this man is a metal worker, then I'm not a Queen !
DarkKitarist 3 yıl önce
"AND I won't need to send another..." is the most badass thing ever said if you think about who Stalin was and what power he had, and who Tito was.
Sephikong 3 yıl önce
It mostly worked because he played on his rampant paranoia. This bluff (it is unlikely that such attempt would be successful) made Stalin reconsider his acts as he didn't want to take the risk
DarkKitarist 3 yıl önce
@Sephikong it still stands as a testament that Stalin took Tito seriously. So my point still stands, because it takes massive brass balls to even do that in that time.
The Vleck Channel
The Vleck Channel 3 yıl önce
As badass as the Spartans' reply to Philip of Macedonia when he threatened to destroy Sparta.
DarkKitarist 3 yıl önce
@The Vleck Channel True. And that kick thay Gerard Butler did in 300 was also cool.
Ladovinka513 3 yıl önce
@The Vleck Channel IF :)
Kaiser's Reich
Kaiser's Reich 2 yıl önce
Fun facts: A lot of people that lived in Yugoslavia (90%) (also my parents, grandparents etc. used to live there) say till this day that they loved life in Yugoslavia and that Tito was a good leader.
Big Smoke
Big Smoke 2 yıl önce
How couldnt they? Jobs were plentiful and tax rates were 2%
skywalker544 Yıl önce
Hahhaha 90%??? Ya maybe for bosniaks and serbs
Mustafa Preşeva
Mustafa Preşeva Yıl önce
I can confirm that. I was born and raised in Tito's time.
Bokicazver 11 aylar önce
The best part of my life! Now I am living in the USA...
opiliones 420
opiliones 420 10 aylar önce
Issa Beganović
Issa Beganović 3 yıl önce
As a Bosnian who grew up loving the guy, I'm not disappointed with your portrayal of him. Every leader has his own barrage of sins, but for his time Tito came closest to a true revolutionary, the uncrowned king of the people. Day today, in the remains of a once prosperous nation, everything happened what Tito knew was going to happen had he not done some of the horrible things he did for the sake of balance (it was only lengthened/delayed for the inevitable). A majority of all ethnic groups hate each other because they're all measuring dicks for one stupid reason or another (religion, fascism, economic strength), Bosnia's still a mess 30 years after the war (facing a massive brain drain of 300,000-500,000 students (10% of the population) who can't live anywhere else under normal circumstances, having to resort to refugee status just to either have a proper education, or to earn more than a 100€ (110$) per month (if they're even paid at all)), some of the largest national debts in Europe, and mass bureaucratic privatisation of various businesses that is having a faint, yet similar economic effect on all of the nations (except Slovenia) to what's been happening in most of South America for the past 50 years. When he died, Yugoslavia died with him... A man's dream lost, crushed under the soles of human ignorance, that for which he was willing to do anything to prevent. All we did was go back to where we started. But that's my opinion, what is your take on him?
SpeKtrum YT
SpeKtrum YT 2 yıl önce
I agree witb you. He was the father of his people. A hero to say the least.
Bucephulus Yıl önce
Fitzroy McLean's book 'Eastern Approaches' is a great read and details his account on being flown into Yugoslavia during WW2 to create ties between the British and Yugoslavian governments at the behest of Churchill. Excellent read, I thoroughly recommend it.
Charles Page
Charles Page 3 yıl önce
I work with many former Bosnian refugees who came to the US after Yugoslavia broke up. They have nothing but glowing praise for Tito. He was quite the character. Don't think I would agree with any of his politics, but as a person, as a man, he was the MAN.
SpeKtrum YT
SpeKtrum YT 2 yıl önce
And a hero to his people.
Max Meggeneder
Max Meggeneder 2 yıl önce
Tito is one of the greatest figures of the 20th century! Very underrated! Yugoslavia, under his leadership and the leadership of the communist party, was the only country to liberate itself from fascist occupation. Which would in itself be a great enough achievement to get a place of honor in the annals of history. But after that he built socialism, explored new ways to build a socialist society, played both superpowers and formed and led the non aligned movement. He also, often secretly, supported many oppressed peoples all over the world. Just one great man.
Bokicazver 11 aylar önce
Thank you!
Max Meggeneder
Max Meggeneder 11 aylar önce
@Bokicazver I am greatful to Tito and the Yugoslav, Italian and Austrian partisans who liberated the occupied countries and ended fascism. And also very greatful to the Red Army and the other allies for their role in defeating fascism and specifically Nazism .
Alladeen Mdfkr
Alladeen Mdfkr 2 aylar önce
Could not agree more
Elementalism 3 yıl önce
Damn, dude has Hitler and Stalin going after him and he survives.
paulingho de la voopala
only in balkan...
Hanferd 3 aylar önce
A Bosniak coworker of mine (who lived thru the Tito time period up to the Yugoslavian Civil War as a teen), told me that during the Tito time period of Yugoslavia, if someone heard you bad talk about Tito, some "scary looking guys" will turn up to your home and then "question and correct" you a bit. Told me a story of a drunk guy in his village who was ranting about Tito. An hour later some guys turn up and questioned that drunk guy to "repeat what you said about Tito" while slapping his face repeatedly just to humiliate and degrade him until he start to cry. Someone in the village probably ratted him out
Luka Zupanič
Luka Zupanič 2 yıl önce
Another fun story between Tito and Stalin. Once Stalin send to Tito jar of rice with note: "try to count us". Then Tito send him back jar of spicy pepperoni with note: "try to taste us".
Sulthan Ryan Alfandra Latif
The chad lol
pp man
pp man 2 yıl önce
AWC 2 yıl önce
Kezmanisgod9 2 yıl önce
Love the banter between these two but not sure I quite follow what each other was getting at
Dylan McCallister
Being the youngest sgt in, at the time, one of the world's largest and most modern armies is a testament to the kind of leadership qualities he had as a teenager wow
Milos 10 aylar önce
When he was asked in one interview "Who do you trust most of anyone else?" , he said "the barber". They asked him rather confused, expecting totaly different answers.. "Why barber", on what which he replied "Because he holds his razor every morning on under my neck, and he can kill me any time he likes, but don't "
Fire Seer
Fire Seer Yıl önce
Thanks to Tito, I live in an apartment my parents got from the government for very little money when I was a kid. By today's standards my family would never be able to buy a new home. Thanks to Tito, we don't understand racism in Slovenia. We lived with Bosnians and Serbs, we had black and Asian people come work here before I was even born. He thought us equality and he thought us to help each other. Even though Yugoslavia has fallen apart, there is still a sense of brotherhood between all these nations and mostly their people. I also remember that in his regime if you worked in a factory, you owned a part of it. You didn't get fired and the manager was only allowed to have a certain percentage higher salary then the cleaning lady. Most people see those days as perfect time and place to live. And I can say that even though my grandfather was prosecuted by the government at that time for being an intellectual. But that's another story for another day.
skywalker544 Yıl önce
You mean… they literally stole that apartment from someone and gave it to you. Or if it was built, they stole the land from someone else.
Fire Seer
Fire Seer Yıl önce
@skywalker544 haha no. Many apartments were built, and also the citizens helped with participating in work brigades (as to create new buildings after the 2nd world war). It was built new, not stolen. And the land wasn't stolen. Who could it be stolen from? Slovenians always lived on this land, it was Germans and Italians that tried to steal it from us in the war. Assumptions, assumptions ... you're an american, I persume?
moustachio 8 aylar önce
@skywalker544 you really thought you did something
Svarog187 3 yıl önce
Fun Fact: Yugoslavians were the only people who could cross the German Wall legally.
Arian Martic
Arian Martic 3 yıl önce
It just proves what powerfull of a country we were!
XxpauldadudexX 3 yıl önce
@Arian Masters EU, Nato, Germans, Utashas, fake socialists...who ya gonna blame next, your granma?
Arian Martic
Arian Martic 3 yıl önce
@XxpauldadudexX My blame is also on us too, mainly ofc. Whats your point? I know my history... my blame is based on what happend. Facts brother. Where are you from btw?
Bareege 3 yıl önce
As a kid in Los Angeles in the early 50s, I remember watching an airplane skywriting a message. I asked my dad what the message said, he told me it read "No Guns for Tito" For some reason I still remember that.
Tomes 23
Tomes 23 3 yıl önce
Isn’t it amazing how the mind catalogues certain information into our long term memory?
_Laboratorija 3 yıl önce
Wait, what? Why?
LeanneP 3 yıl önce
Tito was bankrolking Greece's civil war that was communusts against more nornals, like a battle over 'way of life' (Truman's interpretation). The communists lost, Tito was told to shut 'er down, had trouble shuttin' off the spigot, took him a year. Mostly vast military aid, he was sending. The Greece war ws 1946-1949. It must've been 1950 or '51.
LeanneP 3 yıl önce
...if he was buying guns there then sending them to Greece, come to think of it, he was doing that maybe instead of taking the Marshall Plan money (if he was eligible. He both took & refused...I'm supposed to write a history paper, "Tito took guns for Marshall cash" might pass wit' da prof)
Ljuba Stojanovic
Ljuba Stojanovic 3 yıl önce
Never mind the Greece. In early 50s USA send a millitary help to Yugoslavia to opoose Stalin and to show the world that is a possible, USA word for this was "Keep them above the water". Later the help turn to be signifficant because without Yugoslavia the South of the NATO (Turcs - Greece - Italia ) was helpless against eventual USSR campaign. Not because Americans loved Tito but for their one interest ( the biggest anticomunist Churchil turn to help Tito in 1944 for the same reason). USA delivered even Sabre airplains and newest heliochopters tested in Corean war. There was campaign in USA against this but the Secretary of the State responded that for that sum of many USA could held one one division in Europe, and this way thay have 12 division of experienced and tough wariors on their side. Of course, not everything was send as help. Yugoslavia eg. was buing spare parts. The last order was paid but not delivered as Tito was turning to USSR after Stalin dead.
Marvel Churuk
Marvel Churuk 2 yıl önce
Its not often that you see a comunist/socialist leader being presented neutrally and in a completely unbiased manner by western presenters. But you, have managed to do it VERY correctly. I live in Macedonia, and the majority of the people in the Balkans, remember Tito as nothing but a VERY positive leader, especially with the events and violent breakups due to as*holes politicians after his death...He was a worlds one of a kind. He died few years before I was even born, but Tito's Yugoslavia is also remembered by my parrents as a paradise country - passport had value everywhere around the world, job guaranteed, money, travels, culture...it was safe enough to just park the car anywhere in Yugolsavia and sleep over, WHEREVER...no one would touch you. Murders were very rare, crime rate was low....Politically, he was cunning enough to juggle between the west, the east and all the rest non-engaged countries and actually liked by all. Inside, he was able to keep together so many nations that otherwise hated eachothers guts(as we saw in later years), into one, strong, prosperous, militarily, financially and politically strong country. May he rest in peace!!!!!! 🙏 Very good documentary!! 👍
Goran Tuđa
Goran Tuđa 2 yıl önce
if Tito was still alive today Jugoslavija would be one of the leading nations in Europe for sure maybe even the world
69 is a great number
And that's correct. He should have put someone like him in power when he dies, which he sadly didn't do.
patrick isles
patrick isles Yıl önce
Tito seems like a rad dude. Anyone who isn't afraid of Stalin and pissed off Hitler is legit in my mind. 💪
WildBillFuckaroo 10 aylar önce
Correction: Tito died from complications with gangrene caused by arterial blockages in his leg, not heart failure. He had arterial blockages in his left leg which brought on gangrene. Tito refused to have his leg amputated, and by the time two of his sons convinced him to go through with the operation, it was too late to save his life. He was 87, just days from his 88th birthday.
Otter vonBismark
Otter vonBismark 3 yıl önce
Fun Fact: Josip Broz Tito was also a fencing master. He competed in tournaments throughout his military career.
brostelio 3 yıl önce
Your work ethic is incredible . Now in my mid-40s , your channels help me to fondly remember, expand on, and re-envigorate knowledge gained at school. Top-tier material!
Alt X (OgersHaveLayers)
Like Helicopters in 1940?
bushmanpm 3 yıl önce
As much as I despise communist dictators I've got to give Tito a nod of respect for that letter he sent to Stalin! That is truly way up on the badass scale!
A A 2 yıl önce
He was far from a dictator, that's what he was portrayed as in your Western propaganda. Yugoslavia was actually somewhat successful until Tito's death, 4th strongest army in Europe, 24th best economy etc. It was also a land of opportunity, healthcare/school was free and it gave the less fortunate a chance at life
Australium Yıl önce
@A A which is true however he was pretty much a dictator of the state leader for 40 ish years. He was a good person he tried his best but he was a dictator (if we’re going by definition as an unrestricted leader of state)
Jannah M
Jannah M Yıl önce
Barely. He's one of the very few dictators who could truly be called a "benevolent dictator". Yes, he had absolute power, but he used it to better the lives of his people. He was fairly successful at that too.
The Bosnian Dragon
He wasn't a communist. He was a socialist. Yugoslavia was never a communist country, we rejected Stalin's notions of communism. We embraced socialism. Big difference between the two
Yoinks 11 aylar önce
He was a dictator that most of the people loved. At that point I wound t even count him as a dictator. Also they were socialist not communist
Joe Stephan
Joe Stephan 2 yıl önce
My father's father was born in Kumrovec & grew up six houses away from the Broz family. My grandfather, who died before I was born, came to the U.S. to get away from all that. The history before, during, and after Yugoslavia is a badly bloody one.
Hellfire 3 yıl önce
Cracks me up every time I watch this and listen to the part about the letter to Stalin! Absolute Class!
Vitomir Asler
Vitomir Asler 4 aylar önce
Hitler tried 2 times officially and Stalin 5 times unoficially
Azzeloth Yıl önce
that letter from tito to stalin is the most badass letter in 20th century. the man truly had the balls of steel.
chris schuneman
chris schuneman 3 yıl önce
A biographics on Glenn T Seaborg would be awesome! He was a Manhattan project scientist, helped discover 7 elements, rearranged the periodic table, and had an element named after him while still alive.
࿐ꨄSwnsasyꨄ࿐ 3 yıl önce
This is why I love history so very much... Not just learning from Simon but I mean, he is badass and makes you want to keep learning! 🥰
autonomaš 3 yıl önce
No words could explain how badass Tito was.
A Sandwich
A Sandwich 2 yıl önce
"Nobody says 'no' to Stalin and lives." Tito: Hold my Pelinkovac
Paul Walker
Paul Walker 2 yıl önce
Georgy Zhukov: lemme introduce myself..
Bad.At.VideoGames. 2 yıl önce
Hold my burak
Jurica Konšec
Jurica Konšec 11 aylar önce
Just, it was the Stalin who said 'no'. :-D
Dee Dee
Dee Dee 15 gün önce
Hold my rakija!
Detevtive M.
Detevtive M. Aylar önce
Fun Story: My grandpops told me this story about Tito One day they needed to see and consult Tito on a matter so they go into his office just to see it empty, so they panic, desperately searching for where Tito was, eventually later that day they found Tito in the park, sitting on the bench, talking to an old guy, just reminiscing about old times
neotheresa 8 aylar önce
I know Tito wasn’t exactly the greatest guy, but man, *what a legend*
Steve Sayewich
Steve Sayewich 3 yıl önce
Good show. I remember Yugoslavia. It was really hard after it fell apart to keep track of the separate countries and their individual nationalities. Simon, you did a great job keeping things straight. Imagine how difficult it was for Tito.
Mikey B
Mikey B 3 yıl önce
The guy was a magician, and most under-rated leader maybe ever.
Sarfaraz M. Hosseini
He kept all the ethnicities united, and didn't prey on divisions to retain power, and while he was a dictator, Yugoslavian cinema from Tito's era includes some of the greatest masterpieces ever made, criminally underated, and way, way, way, ahead of their time. i don't know much about the society, but i'm intrigued by how an authoritarian state produced such subtle, sublime, works of art.
shakaD88 3 yıl önce
Sarfaz Hussein Merchant because Yugoslavia was not the totalitarian caricature some people are trying to make it. Rest assured, there was censorship, but many things could pass it. There was harassment and outright repression of intellectuals and artists, who tried to challenge the power directly, but subtle criticism was mostly tolerated, at least since the late 50's on, with a few crisis episodes excluded. Also important to note, the party wasn't a monolith, all of the regional (state) branches had different currents within, some fairly liberal and some old school hard liners.
Mochamad Vito Yanuar
Tito: "Hey Stalin, i have a joke for you" Stalin: "What's it?" Tito: "1980" Stalin: "I dont get it" Tito: "Exactly"
Dee Dee
Dee Dee 15 gün önce
babaroga73 2 yıl önce
Fun fact: Tito's funeral: Based on the number of attending politicians and state delegations, it is the largest state funeral in history.[2] This included four kings, 31 presidents, six princes, 22 prime ministers, and 47 ministers of foreign affairs, from both sides of the Iron Curtain and beyond. In total, 128 countries out of the 154 UN members at the time were represented
janez novak
janez novak 3 aylar önce
It was at Brioni islands, when Tito was visible emotional effected by lately Soviet intervention in Budapest. Drinking whiskey, smoking cigars, he looked sad and serious. "Sometimes I think we had a choice in summer of 45, but can see now after Hungarian events, we had no choice" My relative was a partisan, but she had brothers on wrong side as well, who like thousands of others were executed secretly in hot summer nights of 45. Interesting few months later she was arrested and she was in prison for a year. I doubt Tito gave order, but secret police had ears everywhere.
Tanjim 3 yıl önce
Until today Tito remains the only foreigner to give a speech in my country's (Bangladesh) parliament. he was widely respected here.
The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons 3 yıl önce
very true.he is very respected in your nation.
imaK 3 yıl önce
@zarni000 care to explain?
MC Dzonlo
MC Dzonlo 3 yıl önce
I dident know that but its good to hear I still love tito and my family also and meny more from before jugoslavs countrys pozdrav from bosnia
canucck 3 yıl önce
One of my dad's friends was in the OSS in WW2. He was a senior exec at Mobil or Exxon, cant remember which, and lived in NYC. He said that in 1944 he was sent into Yugoslavia to protect Tito, along with some other special forces, and I believe that this was for 2-3 years. Don't know any more than that, but it would seem to be in the US interest to keep Tito alive.
matejk matejk
matejk matejk 2 yıl önce
Fun fact "goli otok" is literaly translated to naked island since there was nothing but rocks
senad bibanović
senad bibanović 2 yıl önce
Correction Barren Island*
Danica Živaljić
Danica Živaljić 2 yıl önce
Fun fact they killed people for making jokes on that island.
Handy Mode
Handy Mode 2 yıl önce
@Danica Živaljić well do you really feel the need to make a (probably unfunny) joke in a communist regime?
Ljubo Čupić
Ljubo Čupić 2 yıl önce
Handy Mode Tito was more of a socialist than he was a communist. It was Ranković who was in charge of what happened on Goli Otok.
Visayas Rider
Visayas Rider 4 aylar önce
I find it interesting his nickname is "Tito" which in Spanish culture is a sign of respect for an older man who may or may not be an actual blood relative.
Jannah M
Jannah M Yıl önce
I adore this man so much and I am not even an Ex-Yugoslav, but just a socialist who looks to the most successful example of socialism for inspiration. This man created a socialist state that was both successful and internationally respected (on both sides of the Iron Curtain). Main reason it failed in the end is because he did not properly groom a successor.
His letter to Stalin was pretty straight to the point, huh?
Don Solaris
Don Solaris 3 yıl önce
His funeral was spectacular though. Absolutely every world leader came, from Mrs.Thatcher to Sadam to Guadaffi. It was a freak show in way...
Luka Koprić
Luka Koprić 3 yıl önce
Every one except American president Jimmy Carter who didn't show up, he sent his mother...
Milan Matovic
Milan Matovic 3 yıl önce
Don Solaris I am not sure but I think Gaddafi wasn't present at Tito's funeral...
Reap the Whirlwind
Reap the Whirlwind 3 yıl önce
Delegations from the IRA were present in the same room as Thatcher. Talk about a powderkeg.
@Luka Koprić And his vice president Walter Mondale with her.
Lazar Jojic
Lazar Jojic 3 yıl önce
@Milan Matovic not correct. He was there in a big way. He installed his tent and create house in his tradition. He made big deal out of it. He brought camels and everything.
Alexandru Yıl önce
Stumbled upon this video, thoroughly enjoyed the mix of good pacing and the way it's narrated. Liked & subscribed to the channel. Great content!
Burning Cloud
Burning Cloud Yıl önce
If history books were written like Simon's narrative style there won't be anyone that could resist in learning. :D
Amar Đulović
Amar Đulović 2 yıl önce
Tito was one of the most badass people to ever live
J D 3 yıl önce
I would argue Titoism wasn’t a step towards liberalism, as you put it. It was a step towards socialism. Real socialism i.e. society itself controls the means of production (cooperatively by the people closest to production) rather than the Bolshevik oligarchy in Moscow.
catvideis 2 yıl önce
Absolutely! I couldn't agree more!
Sleeping Backbone
Sleeping Backbone 2 yıl önce
it was in the name: Socialist Federal Republic Yugoslavia. it was only based on comunism but much softer than in other places.
Fred Bosence
Fred Bosence Yıl önce
Jannah M
Jannah M Yıl önce
I believe that had more socialist countries followed Tito's example then perhaps they would still exist and the beautiful ideology wouldn't have the nefarious reputation it does today. True socialism is possible and Yugoslavia proved it.
Simon Riley
Simon Riley Yıl önce
@Jannah M Lybia and Burkina Faso proved it as well. Unfortunately Muammar Gaddafi and Thomas Sankara were both liquidated unlike Tito..
My Nana was the daughter of someone who fought against Tito’s army. My great Grandfather was a Serb in Yugoslavia, and as I said fought against Tito’s army. They lost, and he was forced to flee to Britain. He couldn’t return although he wanted to, because he would have been arrested.
gamewizard the 𝐈𝐈 🗿
Based tito
tata2288 2 yıl önce
Tito is every ex yugoslavian grandmother’s love
O 2 yıl önce
Not for mine
PatTheRiot 2 yıl önce
hahahahah soooooooo fn true
PatTheRiot 2 yıl önce
@O Yo mama a chetnik lol
Marko Spain
Marko Spain 2 yıl önce
He was for mine
Yoshikage Kira
Yoshikage Kira 7 gün önce
The fact that this dude had Hitler and Stalin followed after him and still survived shows his goddamned strength. You will never see a second like this again.
Lily Novakovic
Lily Novakovic Yıl önce
Fun fact: Tito was voted as a best dressed world leader. When visited Queen Elisabeth, the had a chat after dinner which lasted till 4 am. Queen was absolutely fascinated by Tito’s story and said to him, “ I can not believe how much you achieved in your life”. Also you can see in footage that she shook hands with him which she hardly ever did with anyone.
Jasna Maja
Jasna Maja 2 aylar önce
Cenim vaš trud. Btw, trebali ste se pripremiti i pitati bilo koga ko govori srpski kako se izgovaraju imena i prezimena. To bi bio viši nivo.😆
ChristineCAlb1 3 yıl önce
Fascinating. Did not know “Tito” was a nickname-he’s always referred to as Josip Broz Tito.
Q 3 aylar önce
My grandfather was born in 1927. When he was about 14y old (1941) Chetniks occupied his village and massacred the village by tying peoples hands behind their back, putting a rock in a persons mouth, kicking it with a boot (to break the jaw) and then tossing them into a pit, while still alive, and buried them. My grandfather was short and skinny, so only he, his brother and another cousin were spared. That's when my grandad joined the partisans. He become a personal courier to Sava Kovacevic, and on this one occasion, Sava gave him letter to deliver to Josip Broz Tito. He told him that the letter was of some great importance and it was for Tito's eyes only. When my grandad arrived to the camp, he was brought to a commander and the commander asked for the letter, but my grandad refused because he was instructed to deliver the letter ONLY to Tito. Even tho this commander asked for the letter a couple of times ensuring him that he will give it to Tito, my grandad refused. Then another officer came into the room and when he heard the conversation he smiled and said, "hey kid, that IS "drug Stari" (Comrade elder) - a.k.a. Josip Broz Tito. The thing was, my grandad never met Tito before, and he didn't even knew what he looked like. But the discipline amongst the partisans was at such a high level that is beyond words. Tito noticed my grandad wearing 'opanci' (a thin sheep leather footwear that is not meant for cold weather), and ordered the officer to bring a pair of boots. My grandad was fed, given the boots, and sent back. But he was a kid and never wore anything but 'opanci' before, so he traded the boots with another partisan for -- a pair of opancis. =)
Wilson Iloh
Wilson Iloh 3 yıl önce
Tito always found himself caught in between two geopolitical rivalries yet he was able to survive it, thumbs up mate.
Svarog187 3 yıl önce
Fun Fact: Yugoslavians were the only people who could cross the German Wall legally.
some desert dude
some desert dude 3 yıl önce
@Svarog187 jup
Jovan Domazetoski
Jovan Domazetoski 3 yıl önce
Absolutely Brilliant! Born in Yugoslavia and my old man speak of great times during prosperity of this country. For anyone not knowing the Balkans and how crazy our history has been Tito was a machine that united us all. Now we are independent how we wanted and fighting to join EU and re-join? Something that the WEST back in the 1980 offered to us for free!!!
Peter Mackie
Peter Mackie 2 yıl önce
Now it is impossible to go anywhere. That is why I am stuck in a flat watching videos.
Milena Ciric
Milena Ciric 3 yıl önce
Just a note about the historical timeline - Alexander I was assassinated 1934. in Marseille, and his successor was Peter II who was underage at the time so his uncle ruled as a regent. Also, does anyone else find something odd about the Tito's picture from 1917 and 1928? I wish AI could analyse it, but my layman's eye says it is not the same man.
vuvuvu 2 yıl önce
When a father died and then the children kill each other for inheritance, it's a story we all know too well. To think we can learn from mistakes of the past but alas, gold is thicker than blood.
Raven Nevermore
Raven Nevermore Yıl önce
When Stefan Dusan died all of his duke subjects started fighting for power because his only successor was child. Then they got weak from infighting when Ottomans show up and Serbian empire collapsed. Sounds familiar?
kaz kk
kaz kk 3 yıl önce
Stalin unwillingly drove Tito towards the west . It is astounding that he was too smart for Stalin
Swamp Donkey
Swamp Donkey 2 yıl önce
Not realy, Stalin wasn't that smart to begin with
Pat's Amazing Blends
There are dogs too smart for Stalin.
Antonis Chatz.
Antonis Chatz. Yıl önce
Nearly everyone was smarter than Stalin back then.
freddy46 Yıl önce
@Swamp Donkey let's not underestimate that beast. Stalin is what you get when you mix paranoia, distrust of everyone around you, great leadership and organizational skills and some luck. I would add cruelty, but in the 20th century everyone was cruel.
harry viking
harry viking 3 aylar önce
Even as a kid we knew about the brave and tough man in Joguslavia, Tito, the man that not even Stalin could touch! The man that kept Joguslavia under control. What a character!
Slavic Aussie
Slavic Aussie 3 aylar önce
Yugoslavia didn't want to be under control for a reason, he forced our countries together for personal power.
Marino Duckic
Marino Duckic 3 yıl önce
The men between East and West when it was the most dangerous to be between them. He managed to balance perfectly. Not only that he balance between them he opposed them with Non-aligned movement. He was the leader to turn to when you wanted something in global affairs. The men who escaped from the most ruthless men of all time Hitler and Stalin. The men who gatherd Partisans to fight under his guidence to liberate Yugoslavia. Where ever he went he was welcomed with highest honours. His funural was the biggest political gathering in the history of humanity, everyone came to say the last goodbay to great leader. He gave the people of Yugoslavia peace, sovereignty, free education, free health care, jobs for everyone with free houseing and very affordable cars. He gave those people global meaning, beacuse Yugoslavia was big player in global affairs. To say at least Tito's Yugoslavia was probably the most prosperous country to live in at his time. Tito is the greatest figure of 20th century.
Too many rads
Too many rads 3 yıl önce
His childhood home is a bit of a shrine despite his reputation. They still have his uniform and fake passport among other things all in very good condition. When asked, our guide admitted most Croatians didnt like him (at least in his experience) but they still find it very important to keep everything pristine.
NIKI 2 yıl önce
My late great grandparents had respect for Tito but they didn't idolized him. But when it comes to Communism, my great-grandfather despite being partisan for a short time, never became a Communist officially. My great-grandmother hated the communists but she couldn't say it because both she and my great-grandfather would have been imprisoned or even killed.
LegendofLoki665i 3 yıl önce
Tito, not quite the hero, not quite the villain. He was a man who is responsible for both the best and worst to come out of the Balkans in the second half of the 20th century.
Zlatko Vuckovic
Zlatko Vuckovic 3 yıl önce
LegendofLoki665i your statement says nothing
LegendofLoki665i 3 yıl önce
@Zlatko Vuckovic the view must be great from that glass house of yours.