‘The Ukrainian Piedmont in the Carpathians’: the Ukrainian Issue in the Western Discourse in 1938–1939
An agreement, which ceded the Sudetenland to the Third Reich, was signed as a result of the Munich Conference that had been held on September 29 – 30, 1938. The United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy had participated in it. By signing this document, the Western countries confirmed that they pursued an appeasement policy toward the aggressor states in Europe. In fact, London and Paris agreed to recognize Central Europe as a domain of Nazi Germany and its expansion to the East – as a ‘natural process’. They left Czechoslovakia to be torn to pieces by its neighbouring countries.