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Andrej Hlinka
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Czechoslovakia (Slovak nationalist)
Date of Birth: 1864
Date of Death: 1938
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Cleric, Politician, Author, Activist
Political Party: Slovak People's Party
Turtledove Appearances:
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Hitler's War
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Andrej Hlinka (27 September 1864 - 16 August 1938) was a Slovak politician and Catholic priest, one of the most important Slovak public activists and nationalists in Czechoslovakia before the Second World War. He was the leader of the Slovak People's Party, papal chamberlain (since 1924), inducted papal protonotary (since 1927), member of the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia and chairman of the St. Vojtech Group (organization publishing religious books).

Andrej Hlinka in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Although Andrej Hlinka died six weeks[1] before Germany attacked Czechoslovakia in October 1938, his nationalist legacy lived on in the Hlinka Guard,[2] which gladly accepted German support for an independent Slovak State, and in turn aided Germany militarily, hastening the fall of Czechoslovakia just over a month after the beginning World War II.[3] Hlinka's successor as leader of the Slovak People's Party, Father Jozef Tiso,[4] became President of the Slovak State.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hitler's War, pg. 23.
  2. Ibid., pg. 23.
  3. Ibid., pg. 43
  4. Ibid., pg. 23.
  5. Ibid., pg. 392.

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