Little Entente, a political and military alliance of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Romania. These countries had profited from the dissolution of Austria-Hungary after World War I, and they had a common interest in preventing any restoration of the old regime. At the suggestion of Eduard Beneš of Czechoslovakia, three agreements were made (Czechoslovakia-Yugoslavia, 1920; Romania-Yugoslavia, 1921; Czechoslovakia-Romania, 1921) encouraging economic cooperation. France backed the Little Entente by its alliance with Czechoslovakia. The Little Entente declined after Nazi Germany began to rearm in 1933. The alliance was destroyed in 1938 when the Munich Pact delivered the Sudetenland, a part of Czechoslovakia, to Germany.
Cid, El , the popular name of Rodrigo (or Ruy) Diaz de Bivar (1040 - 1099), a Spanish national hero.
The history of Europe is the story of many different peoples and cultures. Some peoples lagged behind, while others surged far ahead in the development of social, intellectual, and political institutions and ideas.