By James Ramon Felak
Felak opens by way of offering a historical past on pre-war and wartime Slovak politics, particularly the increase of Slovak Catholic nationalism and Slovakia's alignment with Nazi Germany in the course of global struggle II. He then describes the union shaped within the famed “April contract” of 1946 among the Democratic social gathering and Catholics that assured a landslide victory for the Democrats and insured a place for Catholics within the new regime. Felak perspectives different significant political occasions of the interval, together with: the 1947 Czechoslovak conflict crimes trial of pop Jozef Tiso; schooling coverage; the therapy of the Hungarian minority; the trumped-up “anti-state conspiracy” circulate led through police within the Fall of 1947; and the following Communist putsch.
Through wide examine in Slovak nationwide information, together with these of the Democratic and Communist events, After Hitler, sooner than Stalin assembles a complete learn of the primary political forces and occasions of this tumultuous interval and the advanced motivations in the back of them.
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After Hitler, Before Stalin: Catholics, Communists, and Democrats in Slovakia, 1945–1948 (Pitt Russian East European) by James Ramon Felak