By James Ramon Felak
Felak opens by way of delivering a historical past on pre-war and wartime Slovak politics, significantly the increase of Slovak Catholic nationalism and Slovakia's alignment with Nazi Germany in the course of international conflict II. He then describes the union shaped within the famed “April contract” of 1946 among the Democratic social gathering 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 remedy of the Hungarian minority; the trumped-up “anti-state conspiracy” circulation led by way of police within the Fall of 1947; and the next Communist putsch.
Through vast study in Slovak nationwide files, together with these of the Democratic and Communist events, After Hitler, sooner than Stalin assembles a complete learn of the primary political forces and occasions of this tumultuous interval and the complicated motivations in 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