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Sudetes

(Encyclopedia)Sudetes so͞odēˈtēz [key], Czech Sudety, Ger. Sudeten, mountain range, along the border of the Czech Republic and Poland, extending c.185 mi (300 km) between the Elbe and Oder rivers. It is continu...

Sudetenland

(Encyclopedia)Sudetenland, former region, Czechoslovakia: see under Sudetes. ...

Neisse

(Encyclopedia)Neisse lo͞osāˈshən [key], Czech Lužická Nisa, Pol. Nysa Łużycka, c.140 mi (230 km) long, rises in the Sudetes, N central Czech Republic, and flows generally N to the Oder River near Guben, Ger...

Frýdlant

(Encyclopedia)Frýdlant frēdˈlänt [key], Ger. Friedland, town, N Czech Republic, in Bohemia, near the German and Polish borders, at the foot of the Sudetes Mts. A railroad junction, Frýdlant has breweries and f...

Morava, river, Czech Republic and Slovakia

(Encyclopedia)Morava môrˈävä [key], Ger. March, river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising in the Sudetes, N Czech Republic, and flowing generally S past Olomouc into the Danube River, W of Bratislava. It is navigab...

Krkonoše

(Encyclopedia)Krkonoše kŭrˈkônôshĕ [key], Ger. Riesengebirge, Pol. Karkonosze, highest range of the Sudetes, extending c.25 mi (40 km) along the border of N Czech Republic and SW Poland. Its highest peak, Sn...

Oder

(Encyclopedia)Oder ōˈdər [key], Czech and Pol. Odra, river, 562 mi (904 km) long; the second longest river of Poland. It rises in the E Sudetes, NE Czech Republic, and flows generally NW through SW Poland, then ...

Munich Pact

(Encyclopedia)Munich Pact, 1938. In the summer of 1938, Chancellor Hitler of Germany began openly to support the demands of Germans living in the Sudetenland (see Sudetes) of Czechoslovakia for an improved status. ...

Silesia

(Encyclopedia)Silesia sĭlēˈzhə, –shə, sī–, Czech Slezsko, Ger. Schlesien, Pol. Śląsk, region of E central Europe, extending along both banks of the Oder River and bounded in the south by the mountain ra...

National Socialism

(Encyclopedia)National Socialism or Nazism, doctrines and policies of the National Socialist German Workers' party, which ruled Germany under Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945. In German the party name was Nationalsoz...

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