frederick der Grosse said that if someone is going to defend everything he will finish to defend nothing. In an historical picture to have too many enemies (Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland) was too much. The very existence of the CZ state since 1918 until 1938 seems, so, basically wrong.
In this prospective the USSR amity (the inexistence of a common border is not significant) has got a certain logic, in spite of the old Russian Civil War enterprise of the CZ legion and his anabasys fron Ukraina to the Pacific.
I still think that the Slav element was an important one in the CZ politics. During the first years of the Twenties Prague planned to create an own navy in the Adriatic paying the bill and using in common with the friend Yougoslavia the harbour of that country along the Dalmatian coast. They palnned too to buy the ex "white" russians ships interned at Bizerta using, onece again, the yugo facilities for rent.
In this prospective the Munich accords proposed by Mussolini (and accepted, grungly, by Hitler who preferred a fine, little war, had a sound logic) the March 1939 mad dog coup of Prague was all an other matter, of course as Hitler did not know (than and in 1943) the time to stop as he believed his own propaganda (but the real guilty people, I think, were, then, his collaborators, unable to react and impose that common sense will which was, by law, in their right and chanches to impose. This is,. anyway, quite an other matter).
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