Zákon na ochranu republiky a doprovodné zákony v meziválečné éře / The Protection of the Republic Act and accompanying laws in the interwar era
|Citation||PEHR, Michal. Zákon na ochranu republiky a doprovodné zákony v meziválečné éře / The Protection of the Republic Act and accompanying laws in the interwar era. Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2015, 184(3-4), 31-60. ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/jotnmhs/184-3-4/zakon-na-ochranu-republiky-a-doprovodne-zakony-v-mezivalecne-ere-the-protection-of-the-republic-act-and-accompanying-laws-in-the-interwar-era|
This study looks at the introduction of the Protection of the Republic Act in 1923. This act was introduced in response to problems in the nascent First Republic democracy expressed , amongst other ways, in the assassination of Finance Minister, Alois Rašín. The final section then looks at separate amendments during the 1930s, with the amendments to this Act being a response to the emerging Nazi regime in neighbouring Germany. The study also looks at Czechoslovak society’s response to these changes, looking in particular at whether the legislation led to a boosting of democracy, or rather to its restriction, as critics of the Protection of the Republic Act claimed.