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Participation of CzechoSlovaks in World War by Rodegas Participation of CzechoSlovaks in World War by Rodegas
Czechoslovak Legions:
On the side of the Allies in World War I fought voluntary 145614 CzechoSlovaks. (Czechs, Slovaks, Moravians and so on)

In America army: 42404
In Great Britain army: 1102
In Serbian army: 1365
In France army: 9957
In Italy army: 19476
In Russian army: 71310
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KlausVonKueste Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Quite interesting!
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Thanks :TipOfTheHat: 
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KlausVonKueste Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
You're welcome! :)
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LoreC10 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
I didn't know there were so many Slovaks in the Italian army, actually I didn't know there were foreigners in the Italian army at all! It's very interesting! Do you have any report or article to read about Slovaks fighting in Italy? I'd be glad to read something more on it ^^
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Well, it was CzechoSlovaks not just Slovaks, but... diplomacy was indeed posible thanks to Slovak Milan Rastislav Štefánik .

 Italy was first country that recognized the Czech-Slovak government in Rome (important event for us)

If you want to know more, try to google : Il Patto di Roma e la Legione ceco-slovacca

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ipravda.sk/res/2014/12/18/thum…

May 1918: Premier Orlando gives Stefanik battle flag of Czech-Slovak Legion
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LoreC10 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Interesting! I'm glad we contributed to the freedom of Czechoslovakia, I like pan-nationalism ^^
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Yes, however, when we read the documents related to the Rome Congress, we found that Slovaks are not really recognized...

Well, either way it was mutual help, Italy need help too, because Russians withdrew from war making it harder, also czechoslovak soldiers fighting on side of allies were seen as deserters if captured they were executed.
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LoreC10 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Ehm I presume they talk about Bhoemia right? (So also moravia for example was neglected). I think the reason of this is quiet simple. Bohemia was just more famous, because, you know, "La Bhoème" theatral play, the bohemian life and so on, the other names, such as Slovakia, Moravia, and Czechia itself were much less know at the time and thus not used. I think they used Bohemia not in order to exclude other parts of Czechslovakia, but, by contrast, to intend all of it and in order to give importance to the country ^^

Yes we helped each others! And those soldiers took a great risk by fighting with the allies! Unfortunately Italy lost parts of what it gaing in the glorious Great War now :P
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Well, I am not actually sure I think Czechs were mentioned, oh well it was hundred years ago Shrug 

Yes, and you are not doing very well economically lately...
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LoreC10 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
I'm doing well, thank you XD
But before I meant that in WWII we lost Istria and the Julian March to filthy Yugoslavs who steal those lands that we gained after the Great War :P
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
I think Euro currency is not best for Italy.

Long live glorious Yugoslavia!!! :D
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Excellent find! :)
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Thanks o7
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ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
What about in Austra-Hungary Empirium?
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Hard to say exact number, they were not volunteers, If you were summoned to active military service it was either army or prison.

From wikipedia:
The ethnic make-up of the enlisted ranks reflected the diversity of the empire the army served; in 1906, out of every 1000 enlisted men, there were 267 Germans, 223 Hungarians, 135 Czechs, 85 Poles, 81 Ukrainians, 67 Croats and Serbs, 64 Romanians, 38 Slovaks, 26 Slovenes, and 14 Italians.

Or between 3.6% of Slovaks and 13% of Czechs.

Well, thanks to them a magnificent book was created The Good Soldier Švejk :D
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting to hear that less than 50% of the Austro-Hungarian army was actually Austrian or Hungarian.
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Yes, indeed so many ethnicities this was obvious disaster to begin with :D
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Very nice!
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Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
 Hat Flip 
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Welcome!!!
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