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11 February 2018

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Artur M.

Great episode, as usual! However I was expecting Józef Bem to be properly introduced in this one, at least mentioned.

Jake

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Espinosa

Olmütz, Kremsier - yikes, that hurts. It's Olomouc and Kroměříž. They are both Moravian towns. You skipped actually an important detail - when court escaped to Olomouc in October 1948, they escaped to Moravia.

Why Moravia? Moravia was the only part of the Austrian empire NOT affected by revolution of 1948. The Czech uprising was Czech only, Moravian mostly abstained. Again.

Moravians over the centuries habit of not joining their cousins, Czech, rebellions - Hussites revolution, 1618 uprising, revolution of 1848 - all had just lukewarm reception in Moravia.

Moravia is more agricultural part of Czechia, conservative, religious, to this day. Towns there were much smaller there. They were not much interested in liberal reforms. Who would benefit from them? German minority in towns?

The main objective was to abolish last remnants of serfdom, "poddanství" and "robota", and when that was explicitly confirmed by exiled imperial court, they were on board.

Espinosa

Olmütz, Kremsier - yikes, that hurts. It's Olomouc and Kroměříž. They are both Moravian towns. You skipped actually an important detail - when court escaped to Olomouc in October 1948, they escaped to Moravia.

Why Moravia? Moravia was the only part of the Austrian empire NOT affected by revolution of 1948. The Czech uprising was Czech only, Moravian mostly abstained. Again.

Moravians over the centuries habit of not joining their cousins, Czech, rebellions - Hussites revolution, 1618 uprising, revolution of 1848 - all had just lukewarm reception in Moravia.

Moravia is more agricultural part of Czechia, conservative, religious, to this day. Towns there were much smaller there. They were not much interested in liberal reforms. Who would benefit from them? German minority in towns?

The main objective was to abolish last remnants of serfdom, "poddanství" and "robota", and when that was explicitly confirmed by exiled imperial court, they were on board.

Espinosa

Olmütz, Kremsier as Olomouc and Kroměříž. Perhaps that would help listeners to actually find them on map. World have moved and local language names are more accepted - Mumbai instead of Bombay, Uluru Rock instead Ayers Rock, Mt Everest alongside Sagarmāthā and Chomolungma - pity that it still escapes Czech names.

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