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Aleksandar Ranković. Copyright by danas.co.yu
Aleksandar Ranković

In the first two post-war decades power in Kosovo was returned, in the main, into the hands of Serbs. One reason for this was that there had been relatively few Kosovo Albanian communists and many of them were regarded with suspicion because, says Judah, of "what they saw as the great betrayal of the Bujan promise, ie., that post-war Kosovo would be allowed to determine its own future. Until 1966 security in Yugoslavia was in the hands of Aleksandar Ranković, who believed in good, old-fashioned style repression, especially when it came to any whiff of separatism. After his fall things began to change, not just in Kosovo but all over Yugoslavia. In 1970 for example Pri

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