Could We Have Fought? — The ‘Munich Complex’ in Czech Policies and Czech Thinking

  • Karel Bartošek


‘Can we fight to defend ourselves?’ was the question on millions of lips during 1938, especially during the September days in Czechoslovakia, a smallish country where the Czechs lived together with other nations and national minorities — Slovaks, Germans, Hungarians, Ruthenes, Jews — that made up over half the population of this central European parliamentary democracy created in 1918.


National Minority Political Ethic British Broadcasting Corporation Small Nation Armed Resistance 
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