20thCenturyMidTerm - Austria Hungary Austria ruled Czechs...

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Austria Hungary Austria ruled Czechs Hungary ruled Slovaks Ended 1918 Franz Ferdinand shot to start WWI Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia First Czechoslovak Republic Established 1918 Parliamentary Democracy Mostly middle class Majority Czechs 8.5 million 3.5 million Germans 2.5 million Slovaks Thomas Masaryk First President of the Republic Former member of Austrian Parliament Partly responsible for formation of country Voted president 1918 Edward Benes Prime Minister under Thomas Masaryk 2 nd in charge Took over after Masaryk’s death In charge of foreign policy Poetism/Picture Poems Poetism was Czech Avant Garde Art for the people Middle class art movement Leave politics out of art Picture collages of travel Sudetan Germans Very large Germanic population in the country Western perimeters of Czech lands 3.5 million Money education and political allies Some tension, would have preferred to be Austrian or German Didn’t take part in national conferences Munich Conference September 28-29 1938 Organized by Great Britain included France Britain Germany and Italy
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