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49 – Czechoslovakia Threatens Germany (1934)

Another propaganda map dating from just before World War II, but this time from the Nazi-German side. One of the first victims of fascist agression was Czechoslovakia, dismembered at the Munich Conference in 1938 (when Sudetenland was ceded to Germany) and shortly thereafter occupied anyway (contrary to the deal at Munich).

This map shows some of the groundwork laid by the Nazis to convince the German public opinion that it was the Czechoslovak side that was responsible for the ‘threat’, indicating that the range of Czechoslovak bomber planes include most of Germany’s territory. The map apparently dates from 1934, and can be found here. It’s subtitled: “Ein Kleinstaat bedroht Deutschland” (‘A small state threatens Germany’).



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