Herbert I

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Herbert

Herbert von und zu Habsburg, boh. Herpärt foncu Hapšpurk, *1900 - †1956


Under the supervision of Holy Roman Empire secret services, Ten Punt (das Bund, small pan-germanic party) initiated on 2nd April 1939 coup d'etat. Queen Terézija was put under home arrest and her brother Herpärt became under pressure prince-regent as Herbert in a new Königreich der Böhmischen Kronländer. Some of the top politicians managed to left to Federated Kingdoms through Veneda, some collaborated with new regime. In Federated Kingdoms, exile government was formed in May 1939 and since September 1939 belonged Bohemian Kingdom to Allies.

After occupation, Reichsbank set a fixed exchange ratio between Reichsmark and new Krone. Police was pacified, along with other parts of former administration. Königreich der Böhmischen Kronländer officially owned to Holy Roman Empire membership. It remained formally independent until new legislative order, but de facto it was occupied. The collaborating government has joined The Großartige Alliance on 19th April 1939 only formally, because the Bohemian army was changed into harmless corpus of 30 000 fashion uniformed parade soldiers.

The heavy fortresses were prepared to stay from few weeks up to two months without contact. Germany tried several times to siege them, but unsuccessfully. Meanwhile, they destroyed all light bunkers, imprisoned all officers and de-armed former BK army. Although around 30% of heavy fortresses never surrendered, they were all captured by July 1939, either because the crew left some of them in secrecy or committed mass suicide after depletion of ammunition. Since it was almost impossible to destroy them en mass, they were stationed by guards. These fortresses were source of the national resistance, as the people were oppressed by German rule. Slowly, the partisans were able to move to inland forests and hills, especially in South Bohemia, North Moravia and Bohemian-Moravian Hills. Strong resistance was also in Venedic parts, in Silesia and Moravia. Partisans also used some of these fortresses as bunkers, after exterminations of its guards. Although people resisted in Bohemian Kingdom, partisans never had a good control over any region as in a case of e.g. partisan movement in Nassina. Bohemian Kingdom was liberated as one of the last countries in Europe by combined powers of Scandinavian Realm, Federated Kingdoms, RTC and France assisting Ten Prákär Nacjonál Ófštant (Prague National Uprising) in March 1949.

During the Second Great War, Czech nationalistic para-militaristic organisation in Russia, White Legion (Bjlaa Lekgie), was re-newed and Legionaarzi were known for their fierce way of fighting and hate for everything German/Bohemian. Their leader, general Ludwjk Swoboda even lobbied for Russia to take over Bohemia after Veneda and incorporate it into SNORistic Eastern Europe as Czeskoslowansko (Czechoslavia). He was a president of self-pronounced pro-SNOR government in 1948. Fortunately, it never came to function. After Congress in Visby, these plans were abandoned.

After the war, prince Herpärt was arrested and in 1956 he committed suicide in the prison.


predecessor Bohemian prince-regent
usurper
successor
queen Terézija 1939-1949 queen Terézija
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