The Czechoslovak-Polish War of January 1919 – a brief clash with lasting consequences

Today it is largely forgotten by Czechs, but the Czechoslovak-Polish War of
January 1919 was a more significant conflict than its few hundred
casualties suggest. Although the freshly emerged and confident Czechoslovak
state largely got what it had wanted out of the war, the subsequent border,
coupled with memory of the conflict, contributed to an uneasy relationship
that prevented much needed cooperation during the rise of their mutual
nemesis in the 1930s. I spoke to historian Jiří Friedl, from the Czech
Academy of Sciences about the war and its aftermath.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019