The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation. Chapter 1: Nation Against State Nick Fundytus. The Public and Private Spheres.
The Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation
Chapter 1: Nation Against State
Interests tie in with Soviet policies
Defined material well-being as a symbol of success
Diverse bases and interests
Defined morality as a goal (this stance was undermined by the communist stance)
Capital of Czechoslovakia
Idea of “Mother Prague” was important to Czechs
Dubcek exploited this symbol upon his rise to power in 1968.
St Wenceslas Square
Heart of Prague, and thus the real heart of the nation.
St. Wenceslas was a martyr in the Czech church, and one of its most enduring symbols against oppression.
AUGUST 21, 1968
Warsaw Pact Troops
descend upon St.
Wenceslas Square and
crush unarmed opposition
to the communist regime
Describes post-revolution France
In Czechoslovakia, described the “official” nationalism of the communist Party
Describes Germany in opposition to Napoleonic France
Cultural and Language Ties
In Czechoslovakia, described the Czechs