In: Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 2, no. 1
Year, pages: 2009, 3 - 22
Czechs; Slovaks; Czechoslovakia; federation; autonomy; Communist Party of Czechoslovakia; Prague Spring; Velvet Revolution
Slovakia has been the object of attention of the Czech politics for many reasons. There was the awareness of ethical, language and cultural closeness on the one hand and there were some Czech issues they took a view we can say close to sameness. And the next feature, the geopolitical side of question, on that has not been laying stress hitherto on the other hand. Czech lands united to Slovakia should have been kept out of the question of German encirclement, which has been the main threat of the national and state existence, that show especially the views of Thomas G. Masaryk. And the Slovaks united into a single state with Czechs should have been protected from the danger of magyarization. That was the foundation of mutual Czech-Slovak state idea lasting to the end of the 20th century. The end of the bipolar arrangement in Europe has led to releasing of the Czech-Slovak political unity. However Slovakia is an example of the nearest partner at the present Czech politics. The entrance of the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the European Union built the new bounds of possibility of mutual rapprochement and cooperation.
How to cite:
Veselý, Z. 2009. Slovensko v české politice 20. století. In Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 2, no.1, pp. 3-22. 1337-8163.
Veselý, Z. (2009). Slovensko v české politice 20. století. Studia Politica Slovaca, 2(1), 3-22. 1337-8163.