Did Joseph Stalin ever attempt to assassinate or launch a coup against Josip Broz Tito? If so, which of these coup or assassination attempts almost succeeded? How did Tito respond to Stalin's pressures?
Did Joseph Stalin ever attempt to assassinate or launch a coup against Josip Broz Tito?
There is no direct evidence that any Stalin-backed plot to kill Tito was ever really put into action. Tito claimed that several attempts were made to kill him and that Stalin was behind them, and Stalin did actually want for Tito to be assassinated. Several potential methods were discussed, but none were carried out.