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Czechoslovakia : the state that failed

Author: Mary Heimann
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Czechoslovakia, the state which preceded today's Czech and Slovak republics, lasted for just seventy-four years, the span of an average person's lifetime. In these years, it experienced democracy, Fascist dictatorship, Nazi occupation, Communist rule, Soviet invasion and, finally, democracy again. In this groundbreaking history, based on archive sources, Mary Heimann brings alive Czechoslovakia's troubled existence,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Heimann
ISBN: 0300172427 9780300172423
OCLC Number: 775278318
Description: xxi, 406 s, tavler
Contents: Before Czechoslovakia --
The invention of a state --
A troubled democracy --
The fascist appeal --
A republic and a protectorate --
From national cleansing to communist dictatorship --
Building the socialist state --
The Bratislava and Prague Spring --
Back to normal --
From resentment to revolution --
The end of Czechoslovakia.
Responsibility: Mary Heimann

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Offering a researched history of Czechoslovakia, this title tells the story of the country from its founding in 1918 to partition in 1992 - from fledgling democracy through Nazi occupation, Communist  Read more...

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"'Heimann's account is a polemic that stimulates interest in a country often ignored in the great sweep of 20th century European history.' (Stefan Wagstyl, Financial Times) 'For anyone with a serious Read more...

 
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