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Political and Societal Problems in Slovakia from 1935 until 1938

Bystrický, Valerián

The situation in Slovakia from the mid 1930s was influenced mostly by weakening effects of the Great Depression and the threatening signals coming from the Nazi Germany. Handling of those phenomenon was the basic task for the government. Its urgency was growing due to the pressure from abroad which was a threat for the territorial integrity and even the existence of the Czechoslovak Republic. The problem of attitude toward the organization of the state security was coming out like never before. Opinions about international affairs, allied agreements and about great powers were culminating.

Domestic Causes of the Fall of the Parliamentary Democracy and the Collapse of the Civic Society in Slovakia after October 6, 1938

Zemko, Milan

The study tries to show common Czechoslovak reasons for crisis of the democratic regime after the Munich agreement on September 30, 1938 as well as some Slovak specifics in this matter. As for the Slovak specifics, one can see them in an dominant position of Hlinka´s Slovak People´s Party, an Catholic-conservative party with a tendency to authoritative stile of a government a long time before Munich, a weak position of the former dominant Czechoslovak parties (first of all Agrarians and Social Democrats) and a state of Slovak society in after-Munich time.

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