The Influence of USSR/Communism on the Post-WWII Czechoslovak Postal System
Czechout, No. 178, Forthcoming
6 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2020
Date Written: January 9, 2020
The political influence of the Czechoslovakian Communist party and the USSR was applied immediately near the end of WWII, in the Spring of 1945, to the new indigenous Slovakian postal administration. The descent of post-war Czechoslovakia into the sphere of the USSR did not occur mainly or only during the Coup of February 1948. It had already begun powerfully in early 1945, as can be seen on the postage stamps issued by Slovakia and then Czechoslovakia at that time; this influence continued in the years leading up to the Coup. The Communists/USSR manipulated the newly re-emerging postal system in advancing its political agenda.
Keywords: Czechoslovakia, Communism, USSR, Postal System
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