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Historical Research of National Movements and the Concept of Socialist Patriotism in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Central-Eastern Europe in the Years 1956 - 1970

Kopeček, Michal

The central axis of the essay represents the tricky relationship between the politically promoted and ideologically driven concept of ‘socialist patriotism' and the Marxist historical studies of nation-building in East- Central Europe. It starts with a short overview of the ambiguous relationship of radical socialist movements and communist parties in the region to national or nationality question until the end of WWII that foreshadowed the even more complicated development during the communist parties‘ dictatorial rule.

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