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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Czech Republic in conundrum over name, 'Czechia' is what they prefer - Economic Times

Open Democracy

Czech Republic in conundrum over name, 'Czechia' is what they prefer
Economic Times
Led by President Milos Zeman, Czech officials fed up with seeing often wrong and chaotically used names for the Czech Republic launched a campaign this month that should end the dispute once and for all. "I use the word Czechia because it sounds nicer ...
Tibet, symbolism and the Czech RepublicOpen Democracy
Poll: What should the United Kingdom be called as Czech Republic becomes Czechia?BT.com
Czech Republic takes over first 4 Syrian refugees based on EU quotasShanghai Daily (subscription)
Radio Prague -Daily Sabah
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Czech Republic takes stand on drugs policy at UN conference - Radio Prague

Radio Prague

Czech Republic takes stand on drugs policy at UN conference
Radio Prague
A United Nations international conference on drugs policy recently wrapped up in New York with deep divisions still on show between countries using prohibition, harsh laws, and penalties in an attempt to stamp out drugs and those promoting a more ...



Man saves duck in Czech Republic from being 'killed' by other ducks - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Man saves duck in Czech Republic from being 'killed' by other ducks
Daily Mail
But the scenes from this shocking video appeared to prove otherwise as a gang of ducks brutally attempted to 'kill' one of their own in Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic. Or at least that is what one man thought, as he hilariously failed to notice ...



Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 29 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 29
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, April 29 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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Czech Republic sees record rise in number of HIV cases - Radio Prague

Radio Prague

Czech Republic sees record rise in number of HIV cases
Radio Prague
While the number of people infected with HIV in the Czech Republic remains comparatively low, there is no question the situation is getting worse each year. 2015 saw 266 new cases of infection registered, and February 2016 alone saw the most new cases ...



Czech Republic for enhanced business ties with Pakistan - The News International

Czech Republic for enhanced business ties with Pakistan
The News International
KARACHI: Jan Fury, ambassador of Czech Republic, has stressed the need to explore avenues for enhanced collaboration and bring the business communities of Czech Republic and Pakistan closer to each other, a statement said. We have to improve ...

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The New Name for the Czech Republic - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

The New Name for the Czech Republic
The Atlantic
The long Czech Republic name has been a headache for sports teams and marketing campaigns. The hockey team even displays the adjective Czech on the front of its jerseys, which would be as odd as the U.S. Olympic team displaying American on the ...
The Czech Republic is about to rename itself CzechiaWired.co.uk
The Czech Republic is changing its nameBusiness Insider
Czech Republic officials say country would like to be called 'Czechia' insteadThe Guardian
New York Times -Smithsonian -BBC News
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The Czech Republic's Name Change Isn't Sitting Well with Everyone - Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

The Czech Republic's Name Change Isn't Sitting Well with Everyone
Paste Magazine
The new name is meant to be the solution to a problem that has existed since Slovakia the Czech Republic formed out of the previously unified Czechoslovakia in 1993. In the 23 years since the country's formation, it has yet to select an official ...
Czech Republic renaming has real economic costsGlobal Risk Insights
Iraqi Christians return home from Czech RepublicPrague Daily Monitor
A Trip From Israel to the Czech RepublicAlgemeiner

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15 Questions for Gabriela Gunckov (Czech Republic) - Eurovision.tv

15 Questions for Gabriela Gunckov (Czech Republic)
Eurovision.tv
Gabriela Gunckov was internally selected by a jury of experts to represent the Czech Republic in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest among a field of more than 40 entries. She is a singer who has great experience from abroad behind her and who, above ...



Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 28 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 28
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, April 28 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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