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Why were so many Germans living in the Sudetenland and why was this a problem?

Sudetenland 1938 Three million citizens of Czechoslovakia, the Sudeten Germans, lived in the northern, western and southern border regions (the Sudetenland) of the new state that was formed after the collapse of the Hapsburg Monarchy in 1918. In the 1930s Hitler’s Germany demanded that these regions be incorporated into the Third Reich.

 

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