Získávání československého občanství po roce 1918. Případ vojenských gážistů
GAINING CZECHOSLOVAK CITIZENSHIP AFTER 1918 : THE CASE OF CIVILIAN ARMY EMPLOYEES
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The study deals with some issues pertaining to the Czechoslovak citizenship of army employees after the country‘s founding in 1918. Due to Czechoslovakia achieving independence, some persons gained foreign status overnight, despite living and working in the Czech lands for decades. Some of them included former employees of the Austrian-Hungarian armed forces, whose lack of Czechoslovak citizenship prevented them from serving in the newlyformed Czechoslovak army and could not claim for various financial benefits for which they would otherwise be eligible owing to their previous service. Therefore, some of the military employees sought to gain Czechoslovak citizenship. Their applications were decided by lower-tier political authorities. A number of these applicants were ultimately unsuccessful. This was chiefly caused by the fact that Czechoslovakian authorities would have to compensate them, which would put a strain on the country‘s budget.
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