>>75774 >He challenged the validity of the epic poems Rukopisy královedvorský a zelenohorský, supposedly dating from the early Middle Ages, and providing a false nationalistic basis of Czech chauvinism to which he was continuously opposed. Further enraging Czech sentiment, he fought against the old superstition of Jewish blood libel during the Hilsner Trial of 1899.
>On paper, Masaryk's powers as president were limited; the framers of the constitution intended for the Prime Minister and Cabinet to hold the real power. He did, however, provide a considerable measure of stability in the face of frequent changes of government (there were ten cabinets headed by nine Prime Ministers during his tenure). Due to this stability as well as his great prestige inside and outside the country, Masaryk enjoyed almost legendary authority among the Czechoslovak people. He used this authority to create an extensive informal political network called Hrad (the Castle). Under his watch, Czechoslovakia became the strongest democracy in central Europe.
>Only Brazilian ruler who managed to effectively cut costs, wipe the bureaucracy and reorganize the currency, that suffered rampant inflation >Managed to renegotiate the monstrous Brazilian public debt inherited from decades of irresponsible fiscal policy of the Empire (a mark of our imperial misrule) >Managed to create an arrangement of extraordinary political stability between the interests of different states of the federation >No one remembers him
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