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° From Communism to Capitalism: Red history of Dubrovnik

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What was it like to live in time of Tito's Yugoslavia will be revealed to you while walking the part of the city where in time of socialism heavy industry was flourishing. You will be able to see some of the most important examples of architecture of that time in the city of Dubrovnik. We will talk about the dark side of Yugoslavia, as well as its bright sides.

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Not so long ago Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia, a federation of states formed on a one-party system in which parliamentary democracy was a forbidden term. Yugoslavia was led by Josip Broz Tito, its president for life, and whose idea of communism was more progressive than in Stalin Russia. Thus, "Titoism" was a synonym for "Yugoslav revisionism" and "betrayal of communism" in the Soviet Union, with workers' self management in its center versus absolute power and control in Stalinism. Tito, therefore, has remained for the immense number of people one of the greatest statesmen of the Balkan countries. What was it like to live in time of Tito's Yugoslavia will be revealed to you while walking the part of the city where in time of socialism heavy industry was flourishing. We will be able to see some of the most important examples of architecture of that time in the city of Dubrovnik. We will talk about the dark side of Yugoslavia – its intelligence agencies and punishing of the political opponents of that time, as well as the bright sides - a strong welfare state that provided free education and health care, social support to citizens in need and specific housing policies that secured the working population a place to live. This tour also includes a visit to the Museum of Red History in Gruž factory complex, and symbolically ends in Love Bar at the top of the same factory complex where we will enjoy the sunset with a glass of "rakija" - traditional alcoholic drink from the countries of ex Yugoslavia - while discussing how this part of history, which ended with the bloody war, affected the political and economic situation in independent Croatia today.

Itinerary|
NO departures at this time
  • - | Starting point | Park Luja Šoletića
Departure location|
Dubrovnik
Hosted by - Tempera Nova