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 - Factors To Watch on Feb 10 - Daily Mail

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 10
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Czech Republic overcomes Romania
Tennis Magazine
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Defending champion Czech Republic beat host Romania 3-2 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup. Karolina Pliskova again won her singles rubber of the first-round match, defeating Monica Niculescu 6-4, 4-6, ...
Czech Republic Beats Romania 3-2 in Fed CupABC News
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 9 - Reuters

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 9
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PRAGUE, Feb 9 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 hour) ===========================ECONOMIC ...

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United States U-17 hockey team falls to Czech Republic in OT - The Detroit News

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United States U-17 hockey team falls to Czech Republic in OT
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Jan Kern's power-play goal in overtime his second goal of the game lifted the Czech Republic to a 4-3 victory over the United States U-17 team Tuesday in the Five Nations Tournament at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. Evan Barratt's power-play goal ...
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 8 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 8
Daily Mail
Story: Related news: CEZ: Unplanned outages at CEZ's Dukovany nuclear power plant will cost the Czech utility about 2.5 billion Czech crowns ($103.07 million) in lost profits from 2015, chief executive Daniel Benes said on Sunday. Story: Related news: ...

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Ecology in Czech Republic, from a Franciscan Perspective - Catholic World Report (blog)

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Ecology in Czech Republic, from a Franciscan Perspective
Catholic World Report (blog)
The history of the environment in the Czech Republic over the last 25 years has mainly been a positive story of improvement. After the 1989 Velvet Revolution, the Czech Republic faced serious environmental problems as a legacy of communism. Acid rain ...



Italy cruise ends Czech Republic hopes - UEFA.com

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Italy cruise ends Czech Republic hopes
UEFA.com
Holders Italy cruised into the UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 quarter-finals, taking Azerbaijan with them, after a comfortable win against the Czech Republic. Italy only needed to avoid a five-goal defeat to go through but a point was required to win the group ...



Coronation Street's Mikey North got his bum spanked in Czech Republic - Metro

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Coronation Street's Mikey North got his bum spanked in Czech Republic
Metro
Coronation Street's Mikey North has recalled how he got his bum spanked in front of 'half the Czech Republic' and it was all in the name of love. What would Gary Windass say? To be fair, Gary would probably have been the ring leader. The 29-year-old ...

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Fed Cup: Martina Hingis Joy as Switzerland Set up Czech Republic Semifinal - NDTVSports.com

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Fed Cup: Martina Hingis Joy as Switzerland Set up Czech Republic Semifinal
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The Swiss will take on defending champions Czech Republic who edged Romania 3-2. The teenager said she was delighted to have the chance to play alongside Hingis for her country. "She did all the great volleys and all the doubles stuff. I was just happy ...

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Czech Republic: Detainees Return Home From Lebanon - New York Times

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Czech Republic: Detainees Return Home From Lebanon
New York Times
Five Czechs who had been missing and presumed kidnapped in Lebanon last year arrived home on Thursday after the Czech government freed two Lebanese citizens who were wanted by the United States. A statement issued by the American Embassy ...
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