Why didn’t Czechoslovakia resist the German invasion in 1938?


Question came up after a very late night at our country house over far too many shots of hard stuff with the fam…

Czechoslovakia's president staunchly negotiated with Germany to stop an invasion, despite the Munich Conference. If I remember correctly, he even suffered a heart attack over how tense the negotiations went. The president pulled every diplomatic connection he had to allay the invasion, reach common ground on the terms, and prolong negotiations. However, when push came to shove, no one made a peep. Was it fear? Austria did not resist because they felt themselves part of the resurgent Great Teutonic Nation™, and beckoned on the Anschluss. But the Czechs weren't part of said Great Teutonic Nation™, they were slavs, and, as far as I know, did not feel privy of the festivity. Why was there no resistance, then… were they just afraid, as I mentioned before, or was there some other factor that warmed them up to the Germans?


Source: reddit post


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