30 October 1918
The Martin Declaration
Under the chaotic conditions of the faltering Hungarian Lands, domestic representatives of various Slovak political streams met in Martin and established their largest political body of representation – the Slovak National Council. This new body declared itself for the right of self-determination for Slovaks, therefore declaring its support for the vision of a joint Czechoslovak country. Declaration signatories were unaware of the establishment of Czechoslovakia in Prague, and Hungarian powers could not admit that part of Hungarian territory was now occupied by Czechs.