Czechoslovak National Council

Czechoslovak National Council (or Czecho-Slovak National Council) was an organization founded by Czech and Slovak émigrés during World War I to liberate their homeland from Austria-Hungary.wikipedia
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Edvard Beneš

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Edvard Beneš, who joined Masaryk in exile in September 1915, was named the organization’s general secretary.
From 1916 to 1918, he was a Secretary of the Czechoslovak National Council in Paris and Minister of the Interior and of Foreign Affairs in the Provisional Czechoslovak government.

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

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Milan Štefánik, a Slovak who was an aviator in the French Army, was designated to represent Slovak interests in the national council.
As one of the leading members of the Czechoslovak National Council (the resistance government), he contributed decisively to the cause of Czechoslovakian sovereignty, since the status of Czech- and Slovak-populated territories was one of those in question until shortly before the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1918.

Czechoslovak Legion

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Masaryk traveled to Russia later that year and established a Russian branch of the Czechoslovak National Council, which was crucial in organizing the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia.
Following the soldiers' stellar performance at Zborov, the Russian Provisional Government finally granted their émigré leaders on the Czechoslovak National Council permission to mobilize Czech and Slovak volunteers from the POW camps.

Czechs

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Czechoslovak National Council (or Czecho-Slovak National Council) was an organization founded by Czech and Slovak émigrés during World War I to liberate their homeland from Austria-Hungary.

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Czechoslovak National Council (or Czecho-Slovak National Council) was an organization founded by Czech and Slovak émigrés during World War I to liberate their homeland from Austria-Hungary.

World War I

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Czechoslovak National Council (or Czecho-Slovak National Council) was an organization founded by Czech and Slovak émigrés during World War I to liberate their homeland from Austria-Hungary.

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Czechoslovak National Council (or Czecho-Slovak National Council) was an organization founded by Czech and Slovak émigrés during World War I to liberate their homeland from Austria-Hungary.

First Czechoslovak Republic

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During the closing weeks of the war, the Czechoslovak National Council was formally upgraded to a provisional government and its members were designated to hold top offices in the First Czechoslovak Republic.

House of Habsburg

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The homelands of the Czechs and Slovaks entered the Habsburg domains in 1526.

Allies of World War I

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When World War I broke out in August 1914, Czech and Slovak émigrés residing in many Allied and neutral countries formed organizations to express their loyalty to the Allied cause and to spare their members internment.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, a Moravian professor and politician who went into exile in Switzerland in December 1914, gradually secured the support of the Czech and Slovak groups in Western Europe during the following months.

Russian Revolution

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Masaryk emerged as the victor from this rivalry after the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in March 1917 deprived Dürich and his group of the tsarist government’s support.

Prague

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Elsewhere, the Czechoslovak National Council continued to generate anti-Habsburg propaganda in Allied countries, organized Czechoslovak legions in France and Italy, and guided revolutionary activity in Bohemia through secret messages to Maffia, an underground organization formed in Prague during the war.

Raymond Poincaré

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On 1 July French President Raymond Poincaré granted the Czecho-Slovaks a special diplomatic charter.

Martin, Slovakia

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Two days later, Slovak leaders approved their inclusion in the new Czechoslovak state at a meeting held at Turčansky Svätý Martin.

Bohemia

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After Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939, Beneš formed a new Czechoslovak National Council in exile, this time based out of London.

Moravia

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After Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939, Beneš formed a new Czechoslovak National Council in exile, this time based out of London.

London

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After Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939, Beneš formed a new Czechoslovak National Council in exile, this time based out of London.

Allies of World War II

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This organization formed the Czechoslovak government-in-exile which was given de jure recognition by the Allies in 1941.

July 1918

French president Raymond Poincaré granted the Czechoslovak National Council a special diplomatic charter in anticipation of it becoming a governing body for an independent Czechoslovakia.

History of Czechoslovakia (1918–1938)

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Following the Pittsburgh Agreement of May 1918, the Czechoslovak declaration of independence was published by the Czechoslovak National Council, signed by Masaryk, Štefánik and Beneš on October 18, 1918 in Paris, and proclaimed on October 28 in Prague.

History of Czechoslovakia

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In 1917, during World War I, Tomáš Masaryk created the Czechoslovak National Council together with Edvard Beneš and Milan Štefánik (a Slovak astronomer and war hero).

Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen

He also approached the Czechoslovak National Council and established a working relationship with Edvard Beneš.