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Czech Corridor

  • The Czech Corridor is a monument recommended in the 1919 Paris Peace Conference after World War I. It is proposed to open a corridor linking the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. Called the Czech-Yugoslav Soil Corridor, the proposal was more commonly known as the Czech Corridor when Yugoslavia asked for the concessionary lands to be given to Czechoslovakia. The offer has not been accepted at the conference.


  • Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk for the corridor devised from Burgenland and territories detached from Austria and Hungary, declared that the corridor in the declaration of the French government in 1916 would misjudge the “partition of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia” living on the invasion of Hungary in the 9th century.






  • With the planned corridor of 200 kilometers in length and 80 kilometers in width, Hungary’s Moson, Sopron, Vas and Zala are out of the question, but in other alternative proposals it is also important to request larger pieces of land.
  • The fact that the two Slavic countries can not adopt the plan by using self-determination principles is that of the 1,170,000 people living in the region, 662,000 are Hungarian, 220,000 are Slavic, and 289,000 are Germany and other ethnic groups. Thanks to the corridor, the Czechs thought it would be possible to distinguish the Germans from Central and Eastern Europe, and that they would be positive for France. According to many, Czechoslovakia was thought to take Bratislava from the Tuna and transform Bratislava into a big limb, which would further isolate Hungary. The Czechoslovak delegates did not specify that the city was the capital of Hungary for four centuries, while Bratislava claimed to be the capital of ancient Slovakia.


  • This proposal was supported by the supporters of Panslav ideology because it created a boundary that would bring the two Slavic societies closer together. Those who went a step further saw it as a step that could unite the Slavs in the north and the south. The proposal was supported by Croats living in Burgenland and by Croatian nationalists who wanted Croats living in some villages to be included in the Yugoslav state in Slovakia who supported the Austrian and Hungarian countries on the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian states that they did not need a common class .
Czech Corridor
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