The Czech area will be incorporated into the Nazi Reich as the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren (Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia). Until 1943, it will be supervised by Reichsprotektor Konstantin von Neurath.
A final message from the Czechoslovakian government says:
"It is self-evident that this alteration of the state structure radically affects our position. The Czech state - Tschechisher Staat, the first time the appellation of Czech state has been applied to Bohemia and Moravia - is now placed at the beginning of a new period of its existence and it is necessary that the new tasks be approached with confidence in leadership and discipline.
We always will have a pleasant memory of our association with the Slovaks."
According to a Nazi government spokesman:
"We shall be guided by two principles in liquidating the former Czech state. From the viewpoint of state policy, Bohemia and Moravia are now a part of greater Germany.
From the viewpoint of racial or folk policy the greatest possible cultural autonomy is to be accorded the people who have no placed themselves under our protection.
From the viewpoint of their economic welfare and social security, Bohemians and Moravians face a much better future in our own larger state than heir small state could accord them."
Jews, of course, should not expect to be treated nearly so well:
"The same principles that obtain with reference to Jews in greater Germany will, of course, be invoked in our protectorate also. We don't believe, however, the problem is formidable. There has been a mass exodus of Jews ever since the Munich (September, 1938) accord."