By G. Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
The biographical details of the writer are as follows: Late Captain of the Royal Dragoons; formerly Fellow Commoner, Worcester College, Oxford; First General Secretary of the International Union for the Scientific Investigation of Population. Member of Lord Lymington’s British Council Against European Commitments and a close friend of Admiral Sir Barry Domvile. He was imprisoned without charge or trial by the Government in 1940.
Czecho-Slovakia was an extremely important factor in the origins of the Second World War. From Britain’s failure to act came the word appeasement. For most people the situation seemed simple. However, as this booklet show clearly, things were far more complicated than they seemed. Czecho-Slovakia was a newly formed artificial nation created out of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was championed by President Wilson and the Russians. However its disparate people wanted to govern themselves (Slovakia) or were coveted by their parent nations – such as Hungary, Poland and Germany. It was this explosive and unstable situation that led President Hacha to ask Hitler to make Moravia and Bohemia a German protectorate.
This book delves into the exact population statistics and describes all the conditions pertaining to the problem. After the final and relevantly recent expulsion of the communist rulers, the country has again split into its natural components – proving to the hilt this writer’s thesis.