let us investigate this question, already mentioned in context of many other threads. Seams to me it could be interesting
i have been reading a book, written and published in English called `Europe and the Czechs`.
The main reason I bought it was because it was published in 1938 - pre war before Czechoslovakia lost its territory and then 1939 was made a puppet state in Nazi Germany.
The book deals with the geography, history, politics and other issues and is a small biography of the Czech people, land and political situation at the time.
Now, to my point. Most of the book you may say is not really that interesting, only if you find the Czech land and people/politics interesting themselves, but I came to a page which lists the demands of the Czecho-Slovaks which they put to the allies at the end of the first world war at a time preciding to creation of the Czechoslovak state:
1. The three historic lands of the Bohemian Crown, Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
2. The maintenance of thier former frontiers with slight changes to the advantage of Czechoslovakia.
3. The incorporation of Slovakia.
4. The incorporation of Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia.
5. The creation of a corridor connecting Czechoslovakia to Yugoslavia
6. The internationalisn of certain rivers.
7. Protection for Czec minority in Vienna.
8. Assistance for the Slav minority in Germany (Wends)
I was very happy to read that the Czechoslovaks at the time wanted to have a direct link with Yugoslavia and indeed wanted to assist the Slavs namely Wends or Sorbs (they call themselves -Serbs) of Germany. I would also underline that Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia had established secret military alliances before WWII.
The European powers obviously didn`t agree to demands 5 and 8 but at least the Czechoslovaks had the feeling and agenda to try and have some kind of Pan-Slavic unity with western and southern Slavs. Already they had joined Czechs, Slovaks, Ruthenians and a Polish minority together and wanted to do more. It was walk on the old path of Great Moravia and before that Sarmatia, particulary - Sarmatia Europae.
Then, these days i had an opportunity to read one article on the Net, which seams more and more interesting to me. It would be valuable for disscusion here.POLSKA PANORAMAPlight of Central European Nations in the Wake of Western Oder DemiseIgnacy Nowopolski
In such instance, there is going to be a necessity to stabilize and secure the region. This may be accomplished by some form of cooperation between Central European nations.
In order to survive, these nations must overcome mutual animosities, which currently enable their enemies from the west, east, and south to successfully employ ancient divide et impera strategy.
The answer is in the creation of some sort of “Centroslavia”. Failure to achieve this will not only put at risk their “magnificent” future in EU, but the very basic survival.