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Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918–1948$
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Mark Cornwall and R J W Evans

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263914

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263914.001.0001

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Britain and Munich Reconsidered: A Personal Historical Journey

Britain and Munich Reconsidered: A Personal Historical Journey

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Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918–1948

Keith Robbins

British Academy

This chapter reflects on the connection between Czechoslovakia and Britain by commenting on the Munich agreement. It takes two exemplars from personal experience: the author's tutor A. J. P. Taylor and his own work as author of the first British account of Munich. Taylor realized that ‘Munich’ was the last time in which Europe seemed the centre of the world. The ‘Big Four’ — Britain, France, Italy, and Germany — genuinely supposed that the peace and security of the world depended on them. Today, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, each of them securely but separately integrated, though not without some continuing issues of ethnicity, may be looking with considerable incomprehension at a complicated Britain which has to wrestle with problems of racial equality, cultural space, religious pluralism, and linguistic diversity that are arguably of even greater complexity than existed in inter-war Czechoslovakia.

Keywords:   Czechoslovakia, Britain, Munich agreement, A. J. P. Taylor, Europe, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic

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