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The Slovak dilemma /
Eugen Steiner.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1973.
description
ix, 229 p. : maps. --
ISBN
0521200504
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1973.
isbn
0521200504
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1221882
 
Bibliography: p. [217]-221.
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Summaries
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The Slovak Dilemma is a case-study in nationalism. Accepting the view that the four and a half million Slovaks who inhabit the eastern part of Czechoslovakia are a separate Slav ethnic group, Dr Steiner describes their position in Czechoslovak history, their role in political life, the extraordinary persistence and continuing frustration of their national aspirations. After a brief survey of the history of the Slovaks under Hungarian rule, Dr Steiner examines their position in the democratic Czechoslovak Republic which was established in 1918. He analyses the causes of Slovak discontent and shows that although the new constitution granted full expression to Slovak culture, it limited complete development of Slovak national rights. Nevertheless he suggests that Slovak separatism played little part in the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in 1938 and that the real attitude of the people towards Hitler's puppet Slovak State was eloquently expressed in their tragic rising against it in August 1944.
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The Slovak Dilemma is a case-study in nationalism. Accepting the view that the four and a half million Slovaks who inhabit the eastern part of Czechoslovakia are a separate Slav ethnic group, Dr Steiner describes their position in Czechoslovak history, their role in political life, the extraordinary persistence and continuing frustration of their national aspirations.
Table of Contents
The Slovaks as a Nation
The First Czechoslovak Republic
Slovakia: 1918-38
After Munich
The National Policy of the Czechoslovak Communist Party
The Struggle in Exile
The Slovak National Uprising
After the Liberation
The Road to February
The Dark Fifties
The Impact of the Twentieth Congress
The Revolt of the Slovak Intellectuals
The Historical Argument
The Economic Argument
The Debate Continues
Before the Storm
The Open Clash
The Beginning of the Revolution
The New Communist Manifesto
The Slovak Response
The Aftermath of the Invasion
The Federal Republic
Husak's New Role
Epilogue
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