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 (so͞o-dāt′n-lănd′, -länt′, zo͞o-)
A historical region of the northern Czech Republic along the Polish border. Long inhabited by ethnic Germans, it was seized by the Nazis in September 1938 and was restored to Czechoslovakia in 1945, after which the German population was expelled.


(Placename) a mountainous region of the N Czech Republic: part of Czechoslovakia (1919–38; 1945–93); occupied by Germany (1938–45). Also called: the Sudeten


(suˈdeɪt nˌlænd, -ˌlɑnt)

a mountainous region in the N Czech Republic, including the Sudeten and the Erzgebirge: annexed by Germany 1938; returned to Czechoslovakia 1945. Also called Sudeten.


nSudetenland nt
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His eyes were swiveled toward the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia, a region he already saw as German land, inhabited by a German minority.
Harris explains how the first movie with an explicit anti-Nazi allegory, Juarez, was produced in 1939, when the German seizure of the Czechoslovak Sudetenland was all but inevitable.
1938: The Munich Pact, an agreement between Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy, was signed, under which the Sudetenland was surrendered to Nazi Germany.
Ignoring the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the inexorable rise of fascism, the annexation of the Sudetenland, Guernica and the "blitzkrieg " of other lesser military powers -- Belgium and Poland were mere catalysts in political landscapes dominated by the push and shove of 20th Century European (and Asian) empire building which led to two World Wars.
221-222) But he forgets (here at least) Hitler had claimed humanitarian motives in annexing the Sudetenland and invading Poland, examples which must also have worried those writing the Charter.
Thus, after the 1938 Munich agreement transferred the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia to Hitler's Germany, Vincent Massey, Canada's High Commissioner in London and one of the fiercest opponents of admitting Jewish refugees (and later the first Canadian-born Governor General), favoured admitting "Aryan Sudeten Germans" to Canada "as they include .
His annexation of Crimea and proxy war in eastern Ukraine evoked all the ghosts of the Anschluss and the Sudetenland in the chancelleries of Europe.
In a 1993 book, Netanyahu wrote that the West Bank was as much part of Israel as the Sudetenland had been part of Czechoslovakia.
a German from the Sudetenland, who had arrived in Calcutta in 1939 and moved to the hills.
REFERRING to the letter (February 26) from Christopher Short, "History Lesson For Today", we did not applaud Hitler over the Sudetenland in 1938 but Neville Chamberlain at Heston airport who waved a piece of paper and said "I believe it is peace in our time.
Similarly, in Ukraine, we thought that the urge to conquer territory to place compatriots under our flag had gone out with Hitler, Sudetenland and the Austrian Anschluss.