State Change and Confessional Forming. The Churches and the German Population in Czechoslovakia after 1918

This study analyses how the political change after 1918 influenced the conditions of churches in relation to ethnic affiliations. It shows, with an emphasis on the Germans in Czechoslovakia, how activities of foreign confessional groups altered the terms in the examined churches. The paper contains an overview that should be followed by further detailed analyses of the relation between confessional and ethnic minorities in the interwar period.