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Question” in the context of Balkan politics in the 1940s. During this period
one may observe two distinct phases. In the first phase, April 1941 - October
1944, there was a struggle for supremacy in Yugoslav Macedonia between
the Bulgarian authorities and the Yugoslav and Bulgarian communist parties.
The second phase, November 1944-summer 1948 was dominated by Tito’s
ambitions for a South-Slav federation, which greatly complicated the international
situation in the Balkans and was closely related to the problem of
the territorial claims of the Balkan states.