By James Ramon Felak
Slovak nationalist sentiment has been a relentless presence within the historical past of Czechoslovakia, coming to move within the torrent of nationalism that ended in the dissolution of the Republic on January 1, 1993. James Felak examines a parallel episode within the Thirties with Slovak nationalists completed autonomy for Slovakia-but “at the cost” of the lack of East principal Europe's simply parliamentary democracy and the strengthening of Nazi strength. The tensions among Czechs and Slovaks date again to the construction of Czechoslovakia in 1918. Slovaks, who differed sharply in political culture, social and fiscal improvement, and tradition, and resented being ruled by means of a centralized management run from the Czech capital of Prague, shaped the Slovak People's occasion, led by means of Roman Catholic priest Ankrej Hlinka. Drawing seriously on Czech and Slovak information, Felak presents a balanced historical past of the social gathering, supplying remarkable perception into intraparty factionalism and behind-the-scenes maneuvering surrounding SSP's coverage judgements.
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At the Price of the Republic Hlinka's Slovak People's Party 1929-1938 by James Ramon Felak