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

  • Karel Bartošek

Abstract

‘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.

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National Minority Political Ethic British Broadcasting Corporation Small Nation Armed Resistance 
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Notes

  1. 3.
    Cf. Mnichov v dokumentech [Munich in Documents] vols I and II (Prague, 1958); Dr E. Bend, Mnichovské dny — Paměti [The Munich Days — Memoirs] (Prague, 1968);Google Scholar
  2. Prokop Drtina (private secretary to Beneš and government minister 1945–1948), Čeeskoslovensko můj osud [Czechoslovakia My Destiny] (Toronto: Sixty-Eight Publishers, 1982) (four vols of memoirs);Google Scholar
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  4. 10.
    F. Lukeš, ‘Poznámky k československo-sovětským vztahům v září 1938’ [Notes to Czechoslovak—Soviet Relations in September 1938] in the Československý časopis historický, no. 5 (1968).Google Scholar
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    J. Křen, ‘Historické proměny češství’ [Historical Metamorphoses of Czech National Feeling] reprinted in the samizdat publication Obsah (Prague, September 1987);Google Scholar
  6. 20.
    Václav Kural, Vojenský moment v česko-německém vztahu roku 1938 [The Military Factor in the Czech-German Relations in 1938] MS (Prague, 1988) 74 pp.Google Scholar

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