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Anarchism in the Czech Republic

Anarchism in the Czech Republic peaked in the early 20th century.

Precursors

Christian leader Petr Chelčický opposed the existence of states and Catholic nobility. As an early pacifist, he was a forerunner of Christian anarchism and an influence on Leo Tolstoy.[1] The Hussites, who advocated for no law besides that of God, too were essentially anarcho-communist in nature.[2]

20th century

Anarchists formed federations throughout the early 1900s.[3] By the mid-1920s, Czech anarchism had lost its momentum, owing to the influx of Russian authoritarian socialism.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • Mareš, Miroslav. Extremismus v ČR: Anarchismus a autonomové. Národní ústav pro vzdělávání.
  • Mikolášová, Darina (2009). Anarchismus a kultura (Master's). Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.
  • Tomek, Václav (1996). Český anarchismus 1890-1925. Prague: Filosofia. ISBN 978-80-7007-080-2.
  • Tomek, Václav (2002). Český anarchismus a jeho publicistika 1880-1925. Prague: Filosofia. ISBN 978-80-7007-165-6.
  • Tomek, Václav; Slaálek, Ondej (2006). Anarchismus svoboda proti moci (in Czech). Praha: Vyehrad. ISBN 978-80-7021-781-8. OCLC 690414542.