The Sudetenland is a German term for the region in present-day Germany and the Czech Republic, located along the border between the two countries. It was invented in the 1930s as a political term for the German-speaking areas of Czechoslovakia, which Adolf Hitler sought to annex into Nazi Germany. Historically, the area has had a significant German ethnic presence, ranging from a majority to a significant minority. During the Cold War, most Germans emigrated to West Germany and currently there are many less Germans there. Currently the term carries a Nazi or racist connotation in the Czech Republic, where use of the term is heavily discouraged.