Declaration of Slovak Nation 1918

How did National Activists become elites? The Careers of the Slovak National Declaration Assembly Participants after 1918

Segľová, Lucia

The article analyses the careers of a particular group of participants of the Declaration assembly that took place on 30th October, 1918, in Turčiansky Sv. Martin/Turócszentmárton (present day Martin in Slovakia). At the assembly, the Declaration of the Slovak Nation was proclaimed, by which the participants declared the "will of the Slovak nation" to become a part of the newly established Czechoslovak Republic. The author focuses particularly on 33 male participants who hailed from Turčiansky Sv. Martin, the very town where the declaration assembly took place.

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