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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U.S. women blow out Czech Republic at World U. Games - azcentral.com

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U.S. women blow out Czech Republic at World U. Games
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The U.S. women's basketball team crushed the previously unbeaten Czech Republic 92-54 Tuesday at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. Guard Sydney Wiese of Phoenix/Oregon State scored nine points for the U.S. (3-0) with Arizona ...
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OECD: Czech Republic has worst record in Europe with underage drinking - Radio Prague

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OECD: Czech Republic has worst record in Europe with underage drinking
Radio Prague
In recent years it has become increasingly evident that the Czech Republic has a serious problem with underage drinking. According to an OECD report the country now has the worst record in Europe with over 40 percent of 15-year-olds admitting that they ...



Czech Republic leads European alcohol drinking statistics - Prague Post

Prague Post

Czech Republic leads European alcohol drinking statistics
Prague Post
The proportion of the children in the Czech Republic who tasted alcohol rose from 70 to 94 percent in 10 years, MfD writes, referring to the latest OECD report. However, further data are even worse. An increasing number of Czech children really get drunk.



I C Taiwan Exhibition to Open at Mendel Museum in Czech Republic - Business Wire (press release)

I C Taiwan Exhibition to Open at Mendel Museum in Czech Republic
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TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A grand exhibition to display culture and academic development in Taiwan will open at the Mendel Museum, Masaryk University of Czech Republic on July 10, according to National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in ...

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Pavel Nedved's journey from Czech Republic to Juventus and Turin - Financial Times

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Pavel Nedved's journey from Czech Republic to Juventus and Turin
Financial Times
It was the right moment for me, perfect for my career, quips Nedved but there is a good dose of truth in his words. Before then, players in his native Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia) needed to be over 32 and play a consistent number of games ...



Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 7 - Reuters Africa

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 7
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PRAGUE, July 7 (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 + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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7 Best Places to Visit in the Czech Republic That are Safe and Beautiful - Insider Monkey (blog)

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7 Best Places to Visit in the Czech Republic That are Safe and Beautiful
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This list of the top 7 best places to visit in the Czech Republic that are safe and beautiful contains some real gems from cities with strong architectural history to huge mountains, there is something for everyone in the Czech Republic. It is a ...

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Group A: Serbia v Czech Republic preview - News - UEFA.com - UEFA.com

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Group A: Serbia v Czech Republic preview - News - UEFA.com
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The main difference between us and the Czech Republic is that we went through qualifying, and played some tough competitive matches in the last two years. That was a disadvantage for the Czechs, as they couldn't test themselves competitively. But they ...
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All the reaction: Czech Republic 1-1 Germany - Under-21 News - UEFA.com - UEFA.com

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All the reaction: Czech Republic 1-1 Germany - Under-21 News - UEFA.com
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The Czechs made life difficult for us after they equalised. On the other hand, we also missed the opportunity to make it 2-0. There were again some passages of play which we didn't see through to the end. In the first half, there were a few situations ...
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Tests refute MERS suspicion in Czech Republic - Czech Happenings

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Tests refute MERS suspicion in Czech Republic
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Tests refute MERS suspicion in Czech Republic. vydno: 03.07.2015, 16:31. aktualizace: 03.07.2015 16:52. Prague - Tests have not confirmed suspected MERS virus by a Czech man, 33, who returned from a private trip to Seoul, South Korea, on June 29, ...
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