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Yugoslavia
The communist guerillas received military aid from Yugoslavia.
t was the Greek communists who received military aid first from Yugoslavia (Tito) and later fromthe Soviet Union while the government of Greece received support from the British not the Turkish communists.
By 1948, the only country in Eastern Europe outside directSoviet control was Yugoslavia. Here the liberation from the Nazis had been achieved not by the Red Army but by a local communist partisan movement, whose members subsequentlyoccupied major military and police posts, the head of the partisan movement, Tito, had been trained in Moscow. Though a Russian-trained communist, he refused to be a Russianpuppet. In 1947-48, Tito made it clear that Yugoslavia would not subordinate her economy to that of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union immediately ordered her satellites inEastern Europe to stop their trade with Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union also tried to create conflicts among the Yugoslav Communist Party leaders. When all these failed,Stalin expelled Yugoslavia from the Cominform in June 1948. The conflict between Yugoslavia and Russia led to a great fear among the western nations that in the near future,Russia would use force to unseat' the government of Yugoslavia and if that was successful, Russia would even order the Red Army to advance into western Europe.
The Soviet Unionlooked at these anti-communist moves with fear. She concluded the Warsaw Pact with her satellites in May 1955. It included all communist states in Europe except Yugoslavia- Soviet Russia, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, Czechoslovakia and East Germany.

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