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14th September
written by Tellus

Under these conditions, it is natural to reach an agreement between the two largest overseas branches of Bohemia and Slovaks. When Slovak-American and Czech-American activists drew up the first agreement, To work towards the creation of a common country for the two Slavic peoples neighboring the Habsburg Empire, their Cleveland Agreement of 1915 in English spelled Czechoslovakia, and therefore its last treaty, the Pittsburgh Agreement, conceived and signed in 1918 by the future president of the country, Tomáš Garrigue-Masaryk. He also separated the names of his future citizens as Czechoslovaks in several of his works, as he did in the Declaration of Philadelphia he signed on October 26, 1918. (h) This Agreement on the Common Procedure shall enter into force and become binding as soon as its Czech and Slovak originals have been signed by the President and Secretary of the Slovenska Liga and Ceske Narodni Sdruzeni. A calligraphic lithograph of the agreement was signed after the meeting. On September 9, 2007, the object was donated to the John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. [1] Other copies are archived elsewhere in the world. The Cleveland Agreement was the first agreement between the Czech and Slovak peoples and was a starting point for the path of independence of the two nationalities. It served as the basis for major fundraisers to support the Czech-Slovak National Committee in Paris, to negotiate with the Allies, and to lobby the U.S. Congress. Three years later, the principles of the agreement were expanded by the Pittsburgh Agreement of May 31, 1918. The latter became a call for an independent Czechoslovakia that materialized later in the same year, on October 28, 1918.

5. That the above-mentioned points form the basis of mutual agreement and may be amended only with the agreement of both parties. There was never any doubt that an agreement would be reached, because the 2Bohemians and Slovaks work hand in hand in fraternal unity in all parts of the world. The Svaz Cesko-Slovenskych Spolku (Federation of Czecho-Slovak Associations) works on behalf of these two Slavic branches in Russia. The official organs of the bohemian political refugees, the Cesko-Slovanska Samostatnost (Bohemian Slavic Independence) and the Czech Nation (The Czech Nation) occupy both Bohemia and the Slovaks. The organ of Bohemia in Russia is edited by a Slovak, Bohdan Pavlu, and the Czech political leader, Professor Masaryk, is a Slovak of origin, his work and reputation represents both fraternal nations. . . .

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