The Austrian Anschluss immediately focused international attention on Czechoslovakia. People who had been speculating long before that event on possible frontier changes in central Europe had spoken of Austria and Czechoslovakia almost in one breath. Both countries had belonged to the Habsburg Empire twenty years earlier; and while the Austrians were overwhelmingly German-speaking, there were large numbers of people of German language and culture in Czechoslovakia as well. These people, the Sudetendeutsch, were mainly clustered along the frontier with the new, enlarged, Germany.


Depression Europe Schizophrenia Assure Ruthenia 


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© Roy Douglas 1986

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  • Roy Douglas
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  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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