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Figure 5. Partition of Yugoslavia, 1941
Source: Based on information from Documents on German Foreign Policy, 1919-1945, Arlington, Virginia, 1976.
The Axis invasion caused panic in Yugoslavia, as foreign occupiers partitioned the country and terrorized its people. Bloody encounters involved both invading and domestic forces throughout the four years of war. The Communist-led Partisans (see Glossary) rose from near oblivion to dominate the country's resistance movement. They emerged from the war in firm control of the entire country.
Data as of December 1990