The Liechtenstein state
has filed a claim with the European Court of Human Rights
. The authorities of the principality are trying
to return the territory they previously owned. The claim applies not only to the disputed land, but also to the property.
Litenstein is a dwarf state with an area of 160 square kilometers and a population of 38 thousand inhabitants. It shares borders with
Switzerland and Austria. The form of government is a monarchy with the ruling dynasty of Liechtenstein.
This country is not a member of the European Union and NATO. Gross domestic income is the highest per capita in the world. The budget is formed from
tax revenues from foreign companies registered in Liechtenstein and tourism. One of the largest offshore companies in the world.
After the end of World War II, the Czech Republic nationalized the territory and property of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The basis is the involvement
of the principality in Germany. The size of the annexed lands is 2 thousand square kilometers, which is an order of magnitude larger than the current
territory of Liechtenstein. Famous ancient castles are located on this land: Valtice, Lednice, Sternberg.
The Czech authorities privatized territories and property on the basis of the Beneš decrees. The Czech leader issued decrees in 1945, on the basis of
which the Germans were deported from the country with confiscation of property. As a result, 3 million German citizens were evicted after World War
II. Property was nationalized for 250 billion euros in 2020 prices.
The Germans who remained in the country were forbidden:
- Travel by public transport,
- Walk on sidewalks,
- Speak and write in your native language,
- Be in a public place,
· Leave without the permission of the police.
The Czech authorities confiscated the lands and real estate of Liechtenstein due to the recognition of Prince Joseph II as a German citizen in 1939.
The authorities of the principality disputed this claim. According to their statement, Joseph II did not support Hitler's policy and listed
assistance to the Czechoslovak leaders in exile.
Despite the repeated appeals of the Liechtenstein government to the courts, the Czech Republic does not return disputed territories and real estate to
their legal owners. The reigning prince is forced to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
Will the situation lead to a war between European countries? What do you think, dear members of the ATS forum?