Italian-Czechoslovak relations

Italian-Czechoslovak Military Cooperation (1918–1919) in the Official Historical Memory of the Interwar Period

Kšiňan, Michal
Babják, Juraj

The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 led to a rupture in Central-European geopolitics and in the aftermath, having a hand in the establishment of Czechoslovakia became an important source of political capital, which individual actors utilized to increase their influence and reputation.

Italy, the Paris Peace Conference and the Shaping of Czechoslovakia

Caccamo, Francesco

In the aftermath of the First World War, relations between Italy and the new Czechoslovak state rapidly took a turn for the worse. The Italians were irritated by widespread sympathy demonstrated by Czechs and Slovaks toward the Southern Slavs and by the Francophile alignment of Prague leadership. Moreover, Italy was convinced that Czechoslovakia was trying to establish a regional preeminence in East-Central Europe and therefore preferred what it considered a more balanced settlement.

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