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National Conflict In Czechoslovakia: The Making And Remaking Of A State, 1918-1987
National Conflict In Czechoslovakia: The Making And Remaking Of A State, 1918-1987
By Carol Skalnik Leff
Princeton University Press, 1988, 304 pp.

Integration or federalism, Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia; the unsettled Slovak problem has bedeviled and imperiled the state since the two peoples were brought together in one body politic at the end of World War I. This excellent and original monograph, in comparing such factors as state structure and leadership and political cultures in the interwar republic and the communist regime, shows how the problem has changed in shape but never disappeared.