Milan R. Štefánik is a principal figure in modern Slovak history. Who were those that followed him? We chose six diplomats for this study: Osuský, Hurban, Palic, Slávik, Krno and Papánek. Including Štefánik, these were seven brave men, seven diplomats, seven Slovaks who left a substantial and permanent mark on Czechoslovak diplomacy and Slovak-American, or more accurately Czechoslovak-American, relations in the 20th century. In addition to diplomats, they were legionnaires, writers, poets, politicians and international lawyers. Their exciting lives and professional careers are a result of not only the era they lived in, but also the context and conditions which influenced their actions.