However, the Czech public space is not free from this approach either, which, for example, last year ironically demanded the rejoining of Královka to the Czech lands. But our history also knows less comical chapters: for example, when it was argued that it was necessary to join Těšín after 1918 – then it was not just a matter of pragmatism, the historical fief law allegedly valid from Jan of Luxemburg from 1327 also served as a justification for appropriating the land. There is, however, another nearby territory , in which the annexation or non-annexation to the Czechoslovak or Czech statehood was also discussed at regular intervals (and sometimes is still being discussed incidentally).
We are referring to the territory of Lusatia (or more precisely Lusatia) and its population, the Lusatian Serbs, with whom Czech society is linked by a rich common history. Although the state one ended a long time ago – the secession of Lusatia from the Czech Kingdom in 1635 was one of the results of the Thirty Years’ War – various forms of closeness were intertwined in the following centuries. Personal and spiritual relationships, culture, but above all education played a key role: for more than two hundred years, Lusatian Serbian Catholic students went to Prague for education.
After all, this fact is still the basis of today
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