June 25, 2021: Participation at the ceremonial unveiling of the monument "TRIANON 100 + 1 years" in Komjatice

   On the 25th, I participated in the ceremonial unveiling of the monument "TRIANON 100 + 1 years", which took place in Komjatice in southwestern part of Slovakia.
   The Treaty of Trianon, signed at the Great Trianon Palace in Versailles, France, in June 1920, defined the borders of Hungary and Czechoslovakia after the disintegration of Austria-Hungary at the end of the World War I. It is important for Slovakia, a kind of formal confirmation of the birth of the nation, as the name of the newly created state for the first time in the history of the world also contains the term "Slovakia". As Japan belonged to the "Big Five" at the time (United Kingdom, France, Italy, USA and Japan) and also signed the Treaty of Trianon, I was invited to the ceremony.
   Then, when the southern part of Czechoslovakia was ceded to Hungary under the Munich Agreement of 1938, half of Komjatice remained in Hungary and the rest on the Slovak side. After World War II, the territory of southern Slovakia, including Komjatice, was again annexed to Slovakia, which became part of the Czechoslovak Republic. When you visit a place that has been at the mercy of history, you would feel the importance of a deep knowledge of history.