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Return of an "Orphan" European Nation?

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By the end of the first season of the Fair, World War II had begun, with Germany's air and land forces having invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 and Britain and France declaring war on Germany two days later.
Despite a contract having been signed to renew the participation of the “orphan nation” at the Fair, the Czech Pavilion did not re-open for a second season in 1940.
Czech President Edvard Beneš soon created a provisional government-in-exile in Great Britain.