The Czecho Slovak Struggle for Independence 1914 1920

This book shows how these groups overcame their estrangements and coordinated their efforts to win independence for their homeland.


Author: Brent Mueggenberg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617626

Category: History

Page: 332

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The calamity of World War I spawned dozens of liberation movements among ethnic and religious groups throughout the world. None was more successful in realizing the goal of self-determination than the Czechs and Slovaks. From its humble beginning the Czecho-Slovak liberation movement grew into an impressive struggle that was waged from the capitals of Western Europe to the frozen steppes of Siberia. Its ranks included exiled propagandists, war prisoners-turned-legionaries and conspirators inside Austria-Hungary. This book shows how these groups overcame their estrangements and coordinated their efforts to win independence for their homeland. It also examines the consequences of the Czecho-Slovaks’ achievements, including their entanglement in the Russian Civil War and their impact on the postwar settlements that redrew the political boundaries of Central Europe.

Street Fronts

This thesis examines daily life in the city of Prague during the First World War and in its immediate aftermath.


Author: Claire Morelon


ISBN: OCLC:1063538636



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Dreams of a Great Small Nation

Two others are Joan McGuire Mohr, The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012), and Brent Mueggenberg, The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 19141920 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014).


Author: Kevin J McNamara

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781610394857

Category: History

Page: 416

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"The pages of history recall scarcely any parallel episode at once so romantic in character and so extensive in scale." -- Winston S. Churchill In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered on the edge of the abyss, exhausted by the ruinous cost in blood and treasure of the First World War. As Imperial Russia and Habsburg-ruled Austria-Hungary began to succumb, a small group of Czech and Slovak combat veterans stranded in Siberia saw an opportunity to realize their long-held dream of independence. While their plan was audacious and complex, and involved moving their 50,000-strong army by land and sea across three-quarters of the earth's expanse, their commitment to fight for the Allies on the Western Front riveted the attention of Allied London, Paris, and Washington. On their journey across Siberia, a brawl erupted at a remote Trans-Siberian rail station that sparked a wholesale rebellion. The marauding Czecho-Slovak Legion seized control of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and with it Siberia. In the end, this small band of POWs and deserters, whose strength was seen by Leon Trotsky as the chief threat to Soviet rule, helped destroy the Austro-Hungarian Empire and found Czecho-Slovakia. British prime minister David Lloyd George called their adventure "one of the greatest epics of history," and former US president Teddy Roosevelt declared that their accomplishments were "unparalleled, so far as I know, in ancient or modern warfare."

Hate Speech and Human Rights in Eastern Europe

3 Brent Mueggenberg, The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 19141920 (McFarland, 2014), 210. 4 Stanislav J. Kirschbaum, “Les Racines Du Nationalisme Slovaque Moderne,” Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes 37, ...


Author: Viera Pejchal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000057690

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Hate Speech and Human Rights. Democracies need to understand these terms to properly adapt their legal frameworks. Regulation of hate speech exposes underlining and sometimes invisible societal values such as security and public order, equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, and other democratic vital interests. The spread of hatred and hate speech has intensified in many corners of the world over the last decade and its regulation presents a conundrum for many democracies. This book presents a three-prong theory describing three different but complementary models of hate speech regulation which allows stakeholders to better address this phenomenon. It examines international and national legal frameworks and related case law as well as pertinent scholarly literature review to highlight this development. After a period of an absence of free speech during communism, post-communist democracies have sought to build a framework for the exercise of free speech while protecting public goods such as liberty, equality and human dignity. The three-prong theory is applied to identify public goods and values underlining the regulation of hate speech in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, two countries that share a political, sociological, and legal history, as an example of the differing approaches to hate speech regulation in post-communist societies due to divergent social values, despite identical legal frameworks. This book will be of great interest to scholars of human rights law, lawyers, judges, government, NGOs, media and anyone who would like to understand values that underpin hate speech regulations which reflect values that society cherishes the most.

The Shaping of the Czechoslovak State

Diplomatic History of the Boundaries of Czechoslovakia, 1914-1920 D. Perman . . Noble , George Bernard . ... Independent Bohemia : An Account of the Czechoslovak Struggle for Liberty . London and Toronto : J. M. Dent , 1918. ix , 190 pp ...


Author: D. Perman

Publisher: Brill Archive


Category: Czechoslovakia

Page: 339

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Censorship and Propaganda in World War I

A History of the German Independent Social Democratic Party, 1917–1922. Ithaca and London. Mueggenberg, Brent (2014). The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 19141920. Jefferson. Müller, Klaus-Peter (1983).


Author: Eberhard Demm

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350118614

Category: History

Page: 352

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This book demonstrates how people were kept ignorant by censorship and indoctrinated by propaganda. Censorship suppressed all information that criticized the army and government, that might trouble the population or weaken its morale. Propaganda at home emphasized the superiority of the fatherland, explained setbacks by blaming scapegoats, vilified and ridiculed the enemy, warned of the disastrous consequences of defeat and extolled duty and sacrifice. The propaganda message also infiltrated entertainment and the visual arts. Abroad it aimed to demoralize enemy troops and stir up unrest among national minorities and other marginalized groups. The many illustrations and organograms provide a clear visual demonstration of Demm's argument.

The Cossack Struggle Against Communism 1917 1945

Brent Mueggenberg. Also by Brent Mueggenberg The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 19141920 (McFarland, 2014) The Cossack Struggle Against Communism, 1917–1945 Brent Mueggenberg McFarland &


Author: Brent Mueggenberg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638027

Category: History

Page: 351

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The downfall of tsarism in 1917 left the peoples of Russia facing an uncertain future. Nowhere were those anxieties felt more than among the Cossacks. The steppe horsemen had famously guarded the empire's frontiers, stampeded demonstrators in its cities, suppressed peasant revolts in the countryside and served as bodyguards to its rulers. Their way of life, intricately bound to the old order, seemed imperiled by the revolution and especially by the Bolshevik seizure of power. Many Cossacks took up arms against the Soviet regime, providing the anticommunist cause with some of its best warriors--as well as its most notorious bandits. This book chronicles their decades-long campaign against the Bolsheviks, from the tumultuous days of the Russian Civil War through the doldrums of foreign exile and finally to their fateful collaboration with the Third Reich.


This groundbreaking work presents a revisionist history of Czechoslovakia's struggle for independence from 1917 to the death of Jan Masaryk in March 1948.


Author: John O. Crane

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015019621690

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This groundbreaking work presents a revisionist history of Czechoslovakia's struggle for independence from 1917 to the death of Jan Masaryk in March 1948. The authors focus on three critical events in Czechoslovak history: the year of its founding in the midst of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1918, the Munich betrayal in 1938, and the Communist coup of 1948. The account is informed by John Crane's longstanding personal acquaintance with the Masaryk family and by Sylvia Crane's extensive research into previously inaccessible original archival sources. The Cranes argue that throughout the period in question, Czechoslovakia was victimized by the rival Great Powers as they attempted to forge their own separate spheres of influence in Europe. Among their startling new findings is their assessment that Jan Masaryk, their brother-in-law, committed suicide on March 10, 1948, correcting the Cold War myth that claims he was murdered. The book begins with an examination of the early years of the Czechoslovakian independence movement during World War I. Among the Cranes' most notable discoveries are documents, until recently classified by the British Foreign Office, that demonstrate how Great Britain used the Czechoslovak Legions in Bolshevik Russia to fight the Soviets--contrary to President Thomas Masaryk's desires and the arrangements he had made for their withdrawal. The next set of chapters addresses the events leading up to Munich 1938 and demonstrates the various roles played by the Great Powers in the ultimate betrayal of Czechoslovakia to Hitler. Finally, the Cranes turn their attention to the immediate post-World War II period. They argue that American policies, based on strong anti-Soviet attitudes, were a major contributing factor in the defeat of democratic forces within Czechoslovakia by hardline Communists. Throughout, the Cranes rely on both their extensive research into primary sources and their intimate knowledge of the Masaryk family to offer the reader an unusually revealing account of the critical events in Czechoslovakia's turbulent history. Must reading for Cold War historians, this book will also be of significant interest to students of European politics, particularly in light of the recent events in Eastern Europe.

Britain and the Origins of the New Europe 1914 1918

Monticone R. C. , ' Nationalities Problems in the Austro - Hungarian Empire ' , Polish Review , vol . 13 , no . 4 , 1968 . ... Nosek , V. , Independent Bohemia : An Account of the Czecho - Slovak Struggle for Liberty , London , 1918 .


Author: Kenneth J. Calder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521208971

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book attempts to explain this evolution in British policy in the case of the Poles, Czechoslovaks and Yugoslavs, the three most important subject nationalities in eastern Europe. The book is based primarily on the official records of the British government, which have been supplemented with material from private collections.