Sudetenland


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Sudetenland,

former region, Czechoslovakia: see under SudetesSudetes
, Czech Sudety, Ger. Sudeten, mountain range, along the border of the Czech Republic and Poland, extending c.185 mi (300 km) between the Elbe and Oder rivers. It is continued on the W by the Erzgebirge and on the E by the Carpathians.
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Sudetenland

a mountainous region of the N Czech Republic: part of Czechoslovakia (1919--38; 1945--93); occupied by Germany (1938--45)
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If Callaly was Whittingham's Austria, then Alnham would be its Sudetenland.
He was born in Volary in the Czech Sudetenland, which was seized by the Germans as a prelude to the war.
SAYING that we should be glad Ariel Sharon is willing to "give back" Gaza and that he is keeping only part of the West Bank is like saying that we should have been glad when Hitler took only the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia.
His latest tactic was to demand a derogation for his country from the Charter of Fundamental Rights to prevent the descendants of the Germans expelled from the Sudetenland at the end of the Second World War from filing legal claims for the return of their property.
Clearly there is boundless opportunity for upset and very possibly police action if you find your back being given an unsolicited massage by a German driver's seat determined to see you arrive thoroughly prepared for a busy day annexing in the Sudetenland.
1938 The Munich Pact, an agreement between England, France, Germany and Italy, was signed, under which the Sudetenland was surrendered to Nazi Germany.
While his early aims such sending the army into Rhineland and recovering the Sudetenland were within the compass of many right wing German politicians, he had also drawn up further plans for the conquest of Afghanistan and India even if he had defeated Russia.
As a girl Renate Tompkins would drift to sleep each night to the sound of her father tapping on the typewriter at their home in Bohemia, Sudetenland.
Klaus, who has long been hostile to further European integration, recently made his signature of the treaty conditional upon his country being given a derogation that would prevent any return of the property confiscated from Germans inhabiting the Sudetenland after the Second World War.
Don't forget when Hitler went into Czechoslovakia, he said he was doing it to protect the rights of the Sudetenland Germans and it's a very dangerous precedent you create when you accept the right of one country to invade another to change it's government.
He took Austria, the world did nothing, he marched on the Sudetenland and the world did nothing.
They served as the legal basis for the expulsion of three million Germans from the Sudetenland and the confiscation of their property after the Second World War.