For scholars of European and global studies, economics, human rights, and international government, Czechoslovakia from Liberation to Communist State uncovers rich data on crucial topics, from political parties to public health. Researchers can track the widespread effects of a Stalinist state, while librarians can offer rare access to formerly classified documents, ready to be searched and downloaded with digital ease.
From the shambles of defeat and occupation in World War II, Czechoslovakia underwent a transformation, which included maintaining a public image of political pluralism through the existence of the National Front. And while the economy remained more advanced than those of its Eastern European neighbors, it grew increasingly vulnerable. With the support the Czech Communist Party, the nation became a member of the Warsaw Pact and strong proponent of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance.
Czechoslovakia from Liberation to Communist State documents the creation of the Third Republic first as a compromise between Czechoslovak Republic leaders and the Czech Communist Party (KSC) and later by Communist takeover.
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