The German expulsions of 1945-46 in Czechoslovakia would inspire massive shifts in the political orientation of the Sudetenland with drastic consequences for the Czechoslovak state. Build-up in organic communist support began as large border areas implemented agrarian and industrial reform to distribute former German assets. Local political orientation further shifted leftwards and was reflected in the 1946 general parliamentary elections where communists captured over 30% of the vote. Representation was disproportionate for exterior areas and helped swing the balance against the democrats and make Czechoslovakia into a communist state.
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Read, Andy, "Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans: Influence on the Socialization of Czechoslovakia" (2012). History Theses. 3.