06 October 1938
Declaration of Slovak autonomy, 6 October 1938
Politicians from Hlinka´s Slovak People´s Party (HSĽS) took advantage of Czechoslovakia’s post-Munich Dictate vacuum to make demands for Slovak autonomy at a meeting in Žilina. In the wake of the new wave of international issues related to nations’ rights to self-determination, Slovak autonomy within the framework of Hungary or a separate Slovak state was also discussed, but both concepts were rejected. The HSĽS proposal was also accepted by right-wing Slovak political parties. The Czechoslovak parliament approved it in November and the Czechoslovak Republic became a triple-federation.