Cesta ke vstupu německých ministrů do československé vlády v roce 1926. K problému vnímání německého aktivismu v Československu ze strany rakouského vyslanectví v Praze
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The path to German ministers joining the Czechoslovak government in 1926. On the issue of the perception of German activism in Czechoslovakia from the Austrian legation in Prague
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This study is based on an analysis of unpublished sources of Austrian, and to a lesser extent Czech, provenance, and it analyses the perception of one stage of German activism held by the Austrian envoy in Prague, Ferdinand Mark (1881‒1947) over the period from the parliamentary elections in November 1925 until German ministers joined the Czechoslovak government in October 1926. Over the period looked at, the internal political situation in the CSR was transformed following the elections, which showed that the previous all-nation coalition of parties was exhausted and could be replaced with co-operation based on the common points in the programmes of Czech and German parties (agrarian and Catholic parties). Ferdinand Mark was an experienced diplomat and his reports for Vienna were marked by sober and factual assessments of the political situation in Czechoslovakia. The Austrian envoy considered the evolving Czech-German co-operation a positive act which could help change the perception of the Republic as a nation state where national minorities were sidelined. He subsequently welcomed the nationally-mixed cabinet as a pacification of the political situation in the CSR.
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