mutual fair treatment in trade matters and a guarantee of proper and effective compensation for the rights and properties... nationalized and confiscated." In addition, "Czechoslovakia undertook to furnish full information on her international economic relationships, similar to U.S. practice." Clearly, this alluded to Czechoslovakia's informing the United States on her trade commitments with the Soviet Union.59
By the end of 1946, U.S. and Czechoslovak relations had clearly moved to slippery ground. U.S. policy turned to a hard line on Czechoslovakia for her adherence to her close relations with the Soviet Union, and Washington took London with her. The breach portended ominously for the Czechoslovak moderates.