Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Macedonia
The Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Macedonia ( maz. Антифишистичко Собрание на Народното Ослободување на Македонија, contemporary Антифашиско собрание на народното ослободуене на Македонија, short ASNOM ) was 1944/1945, the highest state body of the Macedonian part of the state of the jobs created by the communist Yugoslav Partisans new federal Yugoslavia and the regional counterpart to the AVNOJ. The end of 1944 showed the first government of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia from the ASNOM.
In Macedonia, it came relatively late to a broader resistance against the occupation forces. Neither the Serbian Chetniks nor the Communists had a mass base in the south of Yugoslavia. The Communists were also weakened by political strife between the Bulgarian and Yugoslav Communist Party. Both parties claimed the Bulgarian -occupied Macedonia the lead role in the anti-fascist struggle. During the year 1943, the Tito - partisans could eventually prevail and subordinate the Macedonian communists their leadership. Now larger partisan units were formed in Macedonia, since the beginning of 1944 inflicted on the German, Bulgarian and Albanian occupation forces appreciable losses.
After several months of preparation was constituted on 2 August 1944, now part of Serbia in the monastery of St. Prohor Pčinjski north of Kumanovo the Anti-Fascist Council of the People's Liberation of Macedonia. The symbolic date of Macedonia Ilinden uprising was selected as the founding day. The Council had 17 members and was up to the founding of the Republic of Macedonia, the military and political leadership organ of the liberation movement in the area of the later Republic. As president Metodija Andonov Cento was chosen. In the inaugural meeting was declared " Macedonian vernacular as the official language " by a decision of the. The goal was the formation of an independent national identity.
With regard to the military and political objectives there was between the Macedonian ASNOM and Tito's central leadership significant differences. A strong grouping of the Macedonian partisans Andonov Cento was to end in 1945 1944/Anfang rather marching in the Greek part of Macedonia to conquer this territory, including Thessaloniki for Yugoslavia and the Macedonian republic. But the AVNOJ prevailed and the Macedonian units engaged in the fall of 1944 before north to join the battle against the forces of the German Empire and of the Ustasha state.