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All territories taken from Czechoslovakia by its neighbours in October 1938 ("Munich Dictate") and March 1939 – Resttschechei is labelled number 5

Resttschechei or Rest-Tschechei (English: the rump Czech state[1][2][3]) was the Nazi[4] designation used for the remaining Czech parts of Czechoslovakia that were de facto annexed by Nazi Germany on 15/16 March 1939 as the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia with its military occupation. This occurred after an ultimatum was presented to Czecho-Slovak president Emil Hacha during his March visit to Hitler in Berlin, threatenening that its rejection would mean the downright enslavement of the autonomous Czech population.

Czechoslovakia had already lost significant territories in 1938 and 1939, which were either ceded to other countries or broke off:

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  1. ^ Gruner, Wolf. 2015. Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. In: Wolf Grüner & Jörg Osterloh (eds.), The Greater German Reich and the Jews: Nazi Persecution Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935–1945, pp. 99–135. Transl. Bernard Heise. New York: Berghahn, p. 103.
  2. ^ Ramsden, John. 2002. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century British Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 450.
  3. ^ Rothschild, Joseph. 1974. East Central Europe between the Two World Wars. Seattle: University of Washington Press, p. 366.
  4. ^ German plans for solving the "Czechoslovak problem"