By James Ramon Felak
Felak opens via supplying 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 international struggle II. He then describes the union shaped within the famed “April contract” of 1946 among the Democratic occasion 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 struggle crimes trial of pop Jozef Tiso; schooling coverage; the therapy of the Hungarian minority; the trumped-up “anti-state conspiracy” flow led by means of police within the Fall of 1947; and the next Communist putsch.
Through large learn in Slovak nationwide information, together with these of the Democratic and Communist events, After Hitler, earlier than Stalin assembles a complete research of the most important political forces and occasions of this tumultuous interval and the complicated motivations at 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