Czechoslovakia was a nation-state on Earth from 1918 to 1992. In 1938, Czechoslovakia was absorbed into Nazi Germany, with the approval of the United Kingdom and France, in an effort to avoid World War II. However, the war did commence a year later. Following the war, Czechoslovakia was re-established as an independent nation. In 1992 the nation was peacefully dissolved into two nations, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.