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 Controversial Move to Reshape its Power Market - Wall Street Journal

Czech Republic in Controversial Move to Reshape its Power Market
Wall Street Journal
PRAGUEThe Czech Republic is reshaping its power market to give the government a bigger role, but a Brussels challenge may result on concerns the move breaches the European Union's rules while offering inroads for additional Russian influence.
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Sigfox, T-Mobile Team on IoT Network in Czech Republic - Light Reading

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Sigfox, T-Mobile Team on IoT Network in Czech Republic
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PRAGUE -- T-Mobile and Blue Cell Network are partnering with SIGFOX to bring a wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things to the Czech Republic. The network will operate on T-Mobile-managed base stations in Prague and, after the pilot project ...
T-Mobile to trial Czech IoT networkTotal Telecom

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Marta Jandov & Vclav Noid Brta - Hope Never Dies (Czech Republic) - LIVE ... - Eurovision.tv

Marta Jandov & Vclav Noid Brta - Hope Never Dies (Czech Republic) - LIVE ...
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We can celebrate the return of the Czech Republic to the Eurovision Song Contest together with a wonderful duo: Marta Jandov is a well-known singer not only in her home country but also in Germany, where she celebrated her biggest successes. Vclav ...



Countdown to SF2: Marta Jandov and Vclav Noid Brta (Czech Republic) - Eurovision.tv

Countdown to SF2: Marta Jandov and Vclav Noid Brta (Czech Republic)
Eurovision.tv
Marta Jandov and Vclav Noid Brta from the Czech Republic are competing for a place in the Grand Final tonight. They perform a very strong ballad Hope Never Dies. We met the singers backstage, and they reacted to our special questions that we ...

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Hungarian Gripen fighter plane crashes in Czech Republic - euronews

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Hungarian Gripen fighter plane crashes in Czech Republic
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The crew of a Hungarian fighter plane managed to eject to safety before it crashed at the Czech military base in Caslav. The plane a JAS-39 Gripen was all but destroyed with the wing and tails badly damaged and the cockpit torn off. The crew was unable ...
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Eurovision 2015 preview: Will Czech Republic entry Hope Never Dies see Marta ... - mirror.co.uk

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Eurovision 2015 preview: Will Czech Republic entry Hope Never Dies see Marta ...
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In fact, it's been pretty shoddy, with them having the distinguished honour of being only one of two countries to have never reached the final of the contest. In 2009 the country received nul points, and with that along with the general lack of ...



USA wins bronze in World Hockey Championships - Newsday

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USA wins bronze in World Hockey Championships
Newsday
The United States defeated the Czech Republic, 3-0, to win the bronze medal at the World Hockey Championships on Sunday in Prague.Nick Bonino and Charlie Coyle each scored a goal and had an assist to aid the U.S. in the win.Goalie Connor Hellebuyck ...
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 22 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 22
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, May 22 (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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Jagr says he played his final game for Czech Republic - NHL.com

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Jagr says he played his final game for Czech Republic
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PRAGUE -- Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers) said Sunday that he has played his last game for the Czech Republic national team. Jagr and the Czechs lost 3-0 to the United States in the bronze-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship on Sunday at ...
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Report: Jagr retires from international competition (again)NBCSports.com

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USA beats Czech Republic for bronze medal at IIHF World Championship - CBSSports.com

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USA beats Czech Republic for bronze medal at IIHF World Championship
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Despite a disappointing loss to Russia in the semifinals, the United States rebounded nicely Sunday to claim the bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Team USA downed the Jaromir Jagr-led Czech Republic 3-0 to claim the country's second ...
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United States shuts out Czech Republic to earn bronze at IIHF World ...WXYZ
US bounces back to claim bronzeESPN

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