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| Provisional Czechoslovak government |
Prozatímní státní zřízení československé
Kde domov můj? Nad Tatrou sa blýska
("Where is my home? Lightning over the Tatras")
|Capital|| Paris (1938–1939)|
|Historical era||World War II|
|-||Constitution adopted||29 February 1920|
|-||Established||18 November 1938|
|-||End of exile||15 May 1946|
The Czechoslovak government-in-exile, formally known as the Provisional Czechoslovak government (Czech: Prozatímní státní zřízení československé), was the government in exile of Czechoslovakia formed in the aftermath of the Invasion of Czechoslovak of October 1938, and the subsequent occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany and Hungary, which brought to an end the First Czechoslovak Republic.
Despite the occupation of Czechoslovakia by hostile powers, the government-in-exile exerted considerable influence in Czechoslovak through the structures of the Central Leadership of Home Resistance (Ústřední vedení odboje domácího, ÚVOD) and its military arm, the Obrana národa (Nation's Defence, OB) resistance. Abroad, under the authority of the government-in-exile, Czechoslovak military units that had escaped the occupation fought under their own commanders as part of Allied forces in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The government-in-exile was based in Paris, France during 1938 and 1939. From 1939, following the Fall of France, the government moved to London. Seeking safety from the London Blitz, President Beneš would relocate to Aston Abbotts in Buckinghamshire. After the end of World War II, the government returned to Prague where they formed the core of a provisional Czechoslovak government until the parliamentary election of 1947.
|President||Edvard Beneš||Czechoslovak National Socialist Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Prime Minister||Jan Šrámek||Czechoslovak People's Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister of Defence||Gen. Jan Syrový||Independent||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Jan Masaryk||Independent||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister for Economic Recovery||Jaromír Nečas||Czechoslovak Social Democratic Worker's Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister of Finance||Eduard Outrata||Independent||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister of the Interior||Juraj Slávik||Republican Party of Farmers and Peasants||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister of Minority Affairs||Milan Hodža||Republican Party of Farmers and Peasants||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister of Social Welfare||František Němec||Czechoslovak Social Democratic Worker's Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister without Portfolio|
(In charge of the Supreme Court of Audit Office)
|Ján Bečko||Czechoslovak Social Democratic Worker's Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister without Portfolio|
(Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade)
|Rudolf Mlčoch||Czechoslovak Traders' Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister without Portfolio||Štefan Osuský||Independent||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister without Portfolio||Hubert Ripka||Czechoslovak National Socialist Party||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
|Minister without Portfolio||Ján Lichner||Republican Party of Farmers and Peasants||18 November 1938 – 15 May 1946|
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