Yugoslavian illustrated children's encyclopedia, 1960

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7 Responses to “Yugoslavian illustrated children's encyclopedia, 1960”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why do you say Soviet Era and 1960? Yugoslavia was not apart of the Soviet bloc, it was a non-aligned country. In fact it started the non-aligned movement.

    • mindysan33 says:

      Well, to be fair, it wasn’t JUST Yugoslavia that started it, but yeah. Yugoslavia was integral to the NAM. The NAM really was a group effort.

      Not a part of the Warsaw pact at all. Stalin in fact kicked Tito out quite early on, mainly because Tito wouldn’t ship out their raw materials to be manufactured in the SU.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The book title would translate to “The World Arround Us”

  3. Stefan Jones says:

    Snazzy design!

    Some of the hipper illustrated non-fiction kiddie books I read in the 60s/70s had a similar style.

  4. mindysan33 says:

    Oh, that’s great! You’re right guru Logan — the your body is a machine part is tattoo worthy! I like the first of may, with the parade! Titodan? Or that was like may 5th, and was also Youth day?

    Is it proper to call it Soviet era, though, since Yugoslavia was non-aligned? Perhaps, the socialist/communist era or the Tito era?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mindysan33 is right — “Soviet-era” makes it sound as if Yugoslavia were a Warsaw Pact country under the thumb of the USSR, which isn’t the case.

  6. Guru Logan says:

    This is awesome! I had those two books as a child, having inherited them from my sister who was born in 1963. I still vividly remember the “your body is like a machine” image.

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