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Vojtech Tuka

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Vojtech Tuka was a Slovak politician who lived from 1880 to 1946. He was one of the leaders of the Slovak People's Party and became the prime minister of Slovakia in 1940.

Tuka was a strong advocate of Slovak nationalism and worked towards greater autonomy for Slovakia within Czechoslovakia. However, during World War II, he became a supporter of Nazi Germany and helped to establish the puppet state of Slovakia under the control of the Nazis.

As prime minister, Tuka oversaw the implementation of anti-Semitic policies and the deportation of Slovak Jews to concentration camps. He was also involved in the persecution of political opponents and dissenters.

After the war, Tuka was arrested and tried for war crimes and collaboration with the Nazis. He was found guilty and executed in 1946.