In the essay, the author explains economical collaboration between Trieste, which became a complicated international issue from the first post-war days, and the Czechoslovak Republic. The analysis reaches deeper, into the time when Trieste held (as early as Austria-Hungary) a significant position within the Czech society, mainly in economy. After World War I and the subsequent loss of natural grounds, the situation changed, but collaboration between the Italian Trieste and the First Republic continued. A detailed analysis, however, starts in 1945, when, after the war, Trieste became a symbol of cold war. In this distinctive Italian-Yugoslavian dispute, Czechoslovakia sided with Yugoslavia. Support arrived not only from the media, but from political diplomatic sides, too. However, the Western Allies, who administrated the newly established Free Trieste territory, decided to use the city port for their own purposes.
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