The Communists, Autonomists and the Hungarian Irredentists Cover Image

Komunisti, ľudáci a maďarská iredenta
The Communists, Autonomists and the Hungarian Irredentists

Author(s): Maroš Hertel
Subject(s): Governance, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), History of Communism
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Slovakia; Hungarian Irredentists; Communist Party of Czechoslovakia;
Summary/Abstract: At first sight, concepts concerning the position of Slovakia at the international scene after WW I proposed by the Communists, the Autonomists (Slovak: ľudáci) or the Hungarian Irredentists may not seem interrelated. Nevertheless, a deeper study into these proposals reveals certain points of contact among them. It is because they wanted to attain the same goal but suggested different ways to do so. First of all, they called for the abolishment of the status quo produced by the coming-into-existence of the Czechoslovak Republic. Whilst the Autonomists, represented by the Slovak People´s Party, demanded equality between the Czechs and the Slovaks in their own common state, the Irredentists desired to restore the status ante the year 1918, and the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia forwarded a novel solution to the national question in terms of proletarian internationalism. The activity of Irredentists resulted in contacts of the representatives of these three concepts.

  • Page Range: 53-60
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: Slovak