How Hussitism served the First Republic

When the Czechoslovak Republic was proclaimed in 1918, its primary founder
and future president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, had grand plans for using
one of the most famous periods in Czech medieval history as inspiration for
what he wanted to be a state based on democratic and humanistic values. In
many cases the references to Hussitism started during the era of the First
Republic remain in some form or another until today. I decided to explore
why Hussitism was so important in Masaryk’s First Republic and how its
elements were combined into the new state.

Friday, November 2, 2018