Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948 by Andrea Orzoff
English | July 21, 2009 | ISBN: 0195367812 | 308 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
After World War I, diplomats and leaders at the Paris Peace Talks redrew the map of Europe, carving up ancient empires and transforming Europe's eastern half into new nation-states. Drawing heavily on the past, the leaders of these young countries crafted national mythologies and deployed them at home and abroad. Domestically, myths were a tool for legitimating the new state with fractious electorates. In Great Power capitals, they were used to curry favor and to compete with the mythologies and propaganda of other insecure postwar states.