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2020 | 28 | 1 | 85-101

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The path to the Munich agreement from the viewpoint of reports by William Ch. Bullit, the American ambassador to France:



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Cesta k mníchovskej dohode pohľadom správ veľvyslanca USA vo Francúzsku Williama Ch. Bullitta:
Der Weg zum Münchener Abkommen aus der Sicht der Berichte des Botschafters der USA in Frankreich William Ch. Bullitt:

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In 1938, Czechoslovak republic became a center of interest of politic and diplomatic circles, as well as general public opinion. The reason why was the gradually increasing problem of the formal status of the German inhabitants in the Czechoslovak republic. In such a tense period, mutual contacts among diplomats gained peculiar frequency, when emissaries and ambassadors of single states attempted to get the most up to date information from presidents, prime ministers, and ministers in the countries of their accreditation. Among such active diplomats, there was an ambassador of the USA in France, William C. Bullitt. He closely observed the gradually complicating international and political status of Czechoslovakia, especially due to the fact that he represents the country that stood at very beginning of Czechoslovak republic. He was receiving detailed information about deteriorating relations between Berlin and Prague namely from French ministry of foreign affairs, Georges Bonnet, who shared with him the latest news from French diplomats abroad, or other information from emissaries of other countries residing in Paris, with which he was regularly having meetings. Besides that, his source of information regarding the Sudeten crisis was especially French prime minister Édouard Daladier, and Czechoslovak emissary in France, Štefan Osuský.


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