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The United States of America and the Recognition of the Provisional Czechoslovak Government, 1939-1941
Modrý, Jan ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
This thesis deals with the problem of the recognition of the Czechoslovak government- in-exile in Great Britain by the United States during the Second World War. The aim of the work is to analyze the entire process of recognition of this government and to determine which problems or persons influenced its course and what influence it had that the North American power was not at war at this time. In terms of time, the main part of the work is defined by the years 1939, i.e. the demise of the independent Czechoslovak state, and 1941, when the government in exile, at that time in London, was recognized by the United States as provisional government. To introduce the topic, the first part is also devoted to mutual relations in the interwar period and also during the Munich crisis. The final part is then devoted to the full recognition of the government in 1942 and the promotion of mutual relations from the level of envoy to ambassador in 1943. Key Words: Czechoslovakia, United States of America, World War II, Czechoslovak government-in-exile, international relations, Edvard Beneš, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Experienced and witnessed. The house of Collalto, World War I and Interwar Period Portrayed in Ego-documents of Maria Theresa Collalto
Jánská, Barbora ; Županič, Jan (advisor) ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
The bachelor's thesis outlines several chapters from the life of Countess Marie Therese Collalto e San Salvatore (1866-1940), a member of one of the oldest European noble houses, occasional writer, feuilletonist, and author of three so far unpublished memoire texts, which are crucial for this study. Through them, the countess reveals many everyday aspects of life of the nobility in the end of "the long 19th century", as well as some important milestones in the history of her own noble house. Last, but not least, she also describes the functioning of a monastic hospital of the Order of Malta in Sofia (Bulgaria), where she worked as a head nurse during World War I, or the life of European aristocracy between wars, especially in the successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The analysis of these sources - egodocuments - can thus offer a riveting and authentic insight into many subjects of social history, gender history or history of the elites, which have still been neglected by our domestic historiography. This thesis is the first modest attempt to introduce the personality and work of Countess Collalto in her historical context to a contemporary reader. Key words: Collalto, egodocument, aristocracy, World War I, women's history, history of the elites
Edmund Schwarzenberg and a Crisis of the Noble Society in the Interwar Period, 1918-1939
Míka, Pavel ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Županič, Jan (referee)
The bachelor thesis analyses the biography of Prince Edmund Schwarzenberg, a member of one of the richest and noblest houses in Europe. The main aim of the thesis is to expand his personality on the basis of historical sources and thus create a more comprehensive view of a man who was completely out of his time. He lived almost his entire life in debt and socialized with people of a different status than was common given his background. At the outset, this work introduces the reader to the context of a time when the old orders of the monarchy were literally being shattered and new states with different political systems were being created, which it was the members of the higher families who had to face. This person faced this new era in a rather special way, which is why this thesis is dedicated to him. Keywords: Edmund Schwarzenberg, Nobility, The House of Schwarzenberg, Edmund Černov.
Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War
Vlk, Václav ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
The topic of this master thesis is a description of the importance of nuclear arms for the military security of their owners and alliances in Europe during the Cold War. Other topics are the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the efforts of some members of the alliances to gain participation in using this arms. Attention is focused to nuclear arms control and the disarmament process. This thesis deals with documents and preparations of the Czechoslovak People's Army for a possible war in Europe.
The First Decade of the Existence of the Federal Republic of Germany as Seen Through the Eyes of the Czechoslovak Military Mission to the Allied Control Council in Germany - The Development of the Problem from the Second World War to 1958
Fousek, Pavel ; Pešta, Mikuláš (advisor) ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
The period of more than ten years after the end of the Second World War is characterised by revolutionary changes that led to the emergence of new power formations. After the Second World War, the Cold War divided Europe and the world into two antagonistic camps - the West represented by the United States of America and the East led by the Soviet Union. The new balance of power also had a major impact on Czechoslovak-West German relations. The complexity of this relationship was due not only to the historical context itself, with its painful wartime experiences, but also to the fact that the Federal Republic of Germany had from the outset sought integration into Western structures, while the Czechoslovak Republic was transformed after February 1948 into part of the so-called Eastern bloc. The diploma thesis focuses on how the Czechoslovak Military Mission, which operated in West Berlin from the second half of the 1940s in the role of Czechoslovak diplomatic and consular representation, reflected Czechoslovak-West German relations. The aim of this thesis was to find out how this military mission interpreted the events in the Federal Republic of Germany in the period from 1949 to 1958 in terms of three key points - the issue of forcibly displaced people, especially the so-called Sudeten Germans, the...
Ukrainian view of foreign policy stance Ukrainian State Hetman Pavol Skoropadsky (April-December 1918)
Blynnykov, Sergii ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Županič, Jan (referee)
Příloha č. 2 Anglický abstrakt bakalářské práce ABSTRACT OF THESIS Title: Ukrainian perspective on foreign policy stance of the Ukrainian State of Hetman Pavel Skoropadsky (April-December 1918) Author: Sergii Blynnykov Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Václav Horčička, Ph.D. Number of pages and characters: 56/86801 Number of appendices: 2 Number of references: 56 Abstract: 511 The bachelor's thesis The Ukrainian view of the foreign policy position of the Ukrainian state of Hetman Pavlo Skoropadskyi (April-December 1918) will deal with the Ukrainian view of the international policy of the Ukrainian state in 1918, where the Hetman - Pavlo Skoropadskyi ruled instead of the king, the Ukrainian view of the development and change of his international politics and the role of Ukraine in the international context. The author is based on professional Ukrainian literature, although he has studied both Russian and German, but he mainly emphasizes the Ukrainian point of view on this problem. In addition to assessing the relations of the Ukrainian state in 1918 from the Ukrainian point of view, this is an attempt to examine the changes in these relations during 1918, to define the main stages of foreign policy during the rule of Hetman Pavel Skoropadsky. It will try to outline the concept of the governor's foreign policy and...
The phenomenon of the Peace Race in the context of time
Procházková, Lucie ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Pešta, Mikuláš (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the cycling stage Peace Race. The aim is to demonstrate the link between politics and sport. Specifically, the abuse of sport to promote political views. Therefore, period materials, such as spectator letters, newspaper articles or reports between race organizers, will be analyzed and the consequences drawn. The work deals with specific years that directly influenced the course and organization of the Peace Race. The main emphasis is on the first years of the race and then on the 80s of the 20th century, when there was an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which had a great impact on the race. Key words: Cycling, Czechoslovakia, Peace Race
Margaret Thatcher's Government Policy Regarding Central Europe
Šmigol, Ondřej ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Novotný, Lukáš (referee) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
The thesis analyses British foreign policy regarding Central Europe during Margaret Thatcher's government and her personal relationship with Central European countries. It takes account of three case studies. The first one analyses the British policy regarding nominally socialist countries in the last decade of communism. It investigates Margaret Thatcher's relationship with the first independent trade union in Soviet sphere, Polish Solidarity. The second study focuses on British policy regarding the crumbling communist regimes. It is an analysis of the British stance during the German reunification negotiations. The last study focuses on Thatcherite reforms as an inspiration for the post-communist countries. It examines Czech economic transformation and its inspiration in Thatcherism. The goal is to show, that Thatcher's policy was much more complicated than it is generally assumed. In the case of Poland, she was a key person in securing Solidarity's negotiation with the government; at the same time, she was afraid of weakening the government, as she regarded it as weak link in Soviet power. In the case of Germany, she went against her own Foreign Office, when she was against strong Germany and did not want to weaken Gorbachev. In Czechia she was a "shining example", however the translation of...
Phenomenon of conservative revolution of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan
Petřík, Lukáš ; Kovář, Martin (advisor) ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
Je tomu již přibližně čtvrt století, co se dva velcí státníci 20. století, Margaret Thatcherová a Ronald Reagan, chopili vlády ve Velké Británii, respektive ve Spojených státech amerických, a započali tím konzervativní revoluci, která znamenala razantní a ofenzivní nástup pravice v domácí i zahraniční politice a která ovlivnila politiku jejich nástupců, zahraničních pravicových stran a dokonce i oponentů. Co této revoluci předcházelo a jaké měla místo v anglosaském konzervativním myšlení a politice? Co ji charakterizovalo? Jaká měla ideová východiska? Proč byla tak (alespoň dočasně) úspěšná? V čem se lišily přístupy a politiky v Británii a Americe? Na to se pokusí alespoň zčásti a ve stručnosti odpovědět tato práce.
British Broadcasting Corporation during the Second World War (1939-1945)
Radovanovič, Dušan ; Kovář, Martin (advisor) ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
Kdyby BBC omylem odvysílala zprávu o smrti premiéra Jižního Vietnamu, druhý den by ho v ulicích Saigonu nikdo nepoznal... 1 Takto vzpomínal bývalý ředitel zahraničního vysílání BBC Oliver Whitley na rčení, které se s oblibou tradovalo v Saigonu v době vietnamské války. Ať už je tato historka pravdivá, nebo není, výstižným způsobem ilustruje respekt, jakému se Britská rozhlasová společnost (British Broadcasting Corporation - BBC) ve druhé polovině 20. století těšila. BBC je ostatně dodnes považována za nejdůvěryhodnější světové médium a jako takové zůstává symbolem mediální profesionality. Tuto elitní pozici si BBC z velké části vybudovala právě v průběhu druhé světové války. V dramatickém období největšího světového konfliktu v dějinách se stal rozhlas primárním zdrojem aktuálních informací; vládě umožňoval rychlé a účinné zveřejňování bezpečnostních pokynů a prostřednictvím cílených kampaní ovlivňoval chování obyvatelstva. V nálety sužované Británii hrál rozhlas neobyčejně významnou roli i při povzbuzování morálky. V době, kdy se nedostávalo běžných způsobů odreagování, umožňoval lidem alespoň na chvíli uniknout krušné realitě. Rozhlasový přijímač proto zdomácněl téměř ve všech britských rodinách, napříč sociálním spektrem. Nikoli náhodou získala BBC právě ve válečných letech přezdívku "tetička" (Auntie)? ...

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