States comprised of two or more nations almost always end up with the larger nation behaving patronizing towards the smaller one(s) with the patronizing behaviour eventually ending up as chauvinistic and oppressive, that's why I'm not a fan of such concepts. I thought for most of the time that Czechoslovakia wasn't all that bad, but now I know it better. Thanks for this thread!

Communists and liberals idealized the First Czecho-Slovakia (1918-1939), but this was not any democracy, nor fair state. After a long time of monarchy people even didn't know what the democracy is. The system of the First Czecho-Slovakia was full of corruption first of all, e.g. the land reform in Slovakia had to give the grounds to poor Slovaks who wanted to farm and grow vegetables on them, but the Czech, or rather Prague's free-masonic government gave the grounds to their much-favoured persons who were Jewish in many cases. This is why the Slovaks feel such aversion to the so-called Czecho-Slovakia.

Those were just my thoughts upon reading this. Well, at least the Czechs and Slovaks had a peaceful Velvet Divorce and not a bloody war like the southern Slavs had to go through. It's a good model for other Slavic nations to follow, respect differences and work toward cooperation.

Yeah, at least.. Czecho-Slovakia was glued together only by the Communist force. After the (managed) collapse of Communism in 1989 The Czech and Slovak Federative Republic arose, but these two countries were not able to stay in the common state any more. Czechs said that the Slovaks slowed down economic development and Slovaks said that the Czechs didn't take care of Moravia and Slovakia. So they splitted up, though Moravians stayed in common state with the Czechs (interesting that there was a petition for joining new Slovakia. Now Moravians are almost definitely Czechised).


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