Czech Republic

Country Czech Republic
Capital Prague
Continent Europe
Currency Czech koruna(CZK)
Languages Czech, Slovak, German, Polish, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Romani, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Ukrainian & Vietnamese

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Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). After World War II, a truncated Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize Communist party rule and create "socialism with a human face." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

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Motocross competition will be held in the Czech Republic - Prague Post

Prague Post

Motocross competition will be held in the Czech Republic
Prague Post
Graeme Irwin, 23, will be representing Ireland in a motocross championship in the Czech Republic on July 26 and 27. The FIM Motocross World Championship season consists of 18 events held in locations around Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South ...

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Video: Storms, torrential rains cause damage all over Czech Republic - Prague Post

Prague Post

Video: Storms, torrential rains cause damage all over Czech Republic
Prague Post
Prague, July 22 (CTK) Heavy storms with torrential rains, which hit the Czech Republic Monday late afternoon and in the evening, flooded cellars as well as a Prague metro stations and halted traffic at several places. The most critical situation was ...

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4X ProTour Round 5: Jablonec, Czech Republic - Preview - Pinkbike.com

4X ProTour Round 5: Jablonec, Czech Republic - Preview
Pinkbike.com
On Saturday 26th July, the 4X ProTour rolls into Jablonec, Czech Republic for round 5 of the 2014 4X ProTour. A year ago, Tomas Slavik revealed plans for his idea to create the ultimate 4X track at the new JBC Bikepark in Jablonec. The concept gained ...



Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 22 - Reuters Africa

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 22
Reuters Africa
PRAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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NBA Bust Jan Vesely of Czech Republic Moves to European Ballclub ... - International Business Times AU

NBA Bust Jan Vesely of Czech Republic Moves to European Ballclub ...
International Business Times AU
The Czech was the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, which traded him to the Denver Nuggets in February 2014. He never got any major playing time for the Wizards and also did not get much chance with the Nuggets.

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Czech Republic back in Little League World Series - Penn Live

Czech Republic back in Little League World Series
Penn Live
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT-The Czech Republic is back in the Little League World Series for the second straight year. A team from the same league in Brno that went 1-2 in last year's series defeated Catalunya, Spain, 11-6, Monday to win the Europe-Africa ...



25-member India squad leave for Czech Republic - Goal India

Goal India

25-member India squad leave for Czech Republic
Goal India
Four players from the Asian Games camp have been released before the team left for a 19-day exposure tour... The Indian national team coach Wim Koevermans has handpicked 25 names out of the 29 players for the exposure tour to Czech Republic as part ...



CZECH REPUBLIC CONCLUDES US MICE AND LEISURE ROADSHOW - Exhibition World

Exhibition World

CZECH REPUBLIC CONCLUDES US MICE AND LEISURE ROADSHOW
Exhibition World
Each culinary event was attended by 50 meeting planners and travel agents, who tasted Czech food during the hosted reception; experienced wine tasting led by a Czech sommelier from Vino z Czech; and met with suppliers from the Czech Republic ...

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First child in Czech Republic given artificial heart - Prague Post (blog)

Prague Post (blog)

First child in Czech Republic given artificial heart
Prague Post (blog)
Prague, July 19 (CTK) Doctors at Prague's Motol Teaching Hospital (FNM) have fitted an artificial heart to a 16-year-old boy, the first time this kind of operation has been carried out successfully on a child patient in the Czech Republic, Nova TV ...



Research and Markets: Czech Republic Mining Fiscal Regime: H1 2014 - Coal ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Research and Markets: Czech Republic Mining Fiscal Regime: H1 2014 - Coal ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
44/1988 Coll. governs the mining of mineral resources in the Czech Republic, and establishes principles for the protection and economical utilization of mineral resources, especially in prospecting and exploration work, opening, preparation and ...

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