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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Tomas Plekanec to captain Team Czech Republic at World Cup - Sportsnet.ca

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Tomas Plekanec to captain Team Czech Republic at World Cup
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Tomas Plekanec has been named captain of Team Czech Republic's World Cup of Hockey entry, the Czech Ice Hockey Association announced Monday morning. This will be the forward's fourth time wearing the C on the international stage, as he captained ...
Czech Republic picks Tomas Plekanec as captain for World CupYahoo Sports
Habs Tomas Plekanec to captain Team Czech RepublicToday's Slapshot
Tomas Plekanec named Czech captain for World CupHabs Eyes on the Prize (blog)

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Number of convicted foreigners rising in Czech Republic | Prague ... - Prague Daily Monitor

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Number of convicted foreigners rising in Czech Republic | Prague ...
Prague Daily Monitor
Prague, Aug 27 (CTK) - Last year, 4,877 foreigners were convicted of a crime in the Czech Republic, which was 100 more than two years ago, according to an ...
Czech Republic Refuses to Admit Refugees from Turkey - Novinite ...Novinite.com
Czech Republic Not to Accept Refugees Under EU-Turkey Deal in ...Sputnik International
Radio Prague - Daily news summary - 28-08-2016 17:10Radio Prague

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UPC Slovakia and UPC Czech Republic publish My Prime data - Telecompaper (subscription)

UPC Slovakia and UPC Czech Republic publish My Prime data
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UPC Slovakia and Czech Republic have evaluated the trends among its audience of films from the videotheque My Prime during the summer season. During the past three months, viewers in Slovakia have mostly watched animated films and viewers in the ...



Czech Republic & Hungary push for joint European army - RT

RT

Czech Republic & Hungary push for joint European army
RT
"Certainly the Czech Republic can imagine stronger cooperation in the military area, integration of units, common exercises, and above all securing the capacity to organize operations to support common European foreign policy," he said. At the same ...
'Angela Merkel assassination attempt on foiled in Prague, Czech RepublicThe Sun
MERKEL 'ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT': Armed man 'tries to INFILTRATE Chancellor's motorcadeExpress.co.uk
Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worriesBBC News
Radio Pakistan (press release) -Business Insider
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Fire destroys film sets at Czech Republic's Barrandov studios - Deutsche Welle

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Fire destroys film sets at Czech Republic's Barrandov studios
Deutsche Welle
Shooting of the series, which depicts the final days of the Knights Templar in the 14th century, was due to start in the Czech Republic this weekend. Firefighters brought the fire under control using helicopters to dump water from the Vltava river on ...
Fire at Barrandov Destroys Several Film Sets - FilmNewEurope.comFilm New Europe
Fire severely damages 'Knightfall' set in Prague: mediaReuters

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Czech Republic | World Music Central.org - World Music Central

World Music Central

Czech Republic | World Music Central.org
World Music Central
Jitka uransk Trio has released a music video to promote its upcoming album Div husy. The new recording is scheduled for release September 16th, 2016.

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Away from Home: Czech Republic - INFORUM

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Away from Home: Czech Republic
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Comments: The John Lennon Wall started in 1980 after John Lennon's assassination and was famous for its bright and colorful graffiti. In 2014, a group of students painted the entire wall white and wrote in black text "Wall is Over!" Their goal was to ...



Locksmith from Czech Republic builds his own wooden aircraft to ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Locksmith from Czech Republic builds his own wooden aircraft to ...
Daily Mail
Frantisek Hadrava, 45, of Zdikov in the Czech Republic, has designed and built his own wooden plane to commute to work. The plane took the locksmith two ...

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 26 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 26
Daily Mail
Story: Related stories: EUROPEAN ARMY: The Czech Republic supports deeper European defence cooperation that could eventually lead to the creation of a European army, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said after meeting German Chancellor ...



Terror Attacks Driving Up Gun Sales In Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic - Breitbart News

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Terror Attacks Driving Up Gun Sales In Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic
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Gun sales in Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic are rising and recent terror attacks across Europe are cited as a general cause behind the increase. Some of the recent attacks were perpetrated with firearmsconsider Charlie Hebdo (January 7 ...