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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Door Opens to Achieving Marriage Equality in Czech Republic
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Czech Republic Offers Picturesque Locations, Generous Incentives and Well-Trained Crews
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For filmmakers seeking a location that possesses both natural beauty and a bustling urban landscape, the Czech Republic offers many ideal landscapes and cityscapes. In addition, producers can take advantage of the country's multiple incentives ...

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Czech Republic fights EU over plans to tighten gun ownership laws - Telegraph.co.uk

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Czech Republic fights EU over plans to tighten gun ownership laws
Telegraph.co.uk
The Czech Republic has filed a law suit against the EU over plans by Brussels to tighten gun ownership that Prague claims could threaten national security and will undermine trust in the EU. Aiming to make it harder for terrorists to get access to guns ...
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TV dominates in the Czech Republic
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 16
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 15 - Times of India - Times of India

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PRAGUE, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT ...

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Angola: Bi - Czech Republic NGO Hands Over Cattle to Trumba Peasants
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Cuito Forty-one heads of cattle were handed over Tuesday to the peasants in the villages of Trumba commune, 50 kilometers north of Cuito, cetral Bi province, by the Czech republic non-governmental organization People In Need (PIN), under the ...



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LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: Waterbury no-hits Czech Republic in quarterfinal win
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The Europe/Africa champs had no one who could keep up with Floyds Knobs ace Emory Waterbury on Monday night, as the Central Region champs scored a convincing 8-0 quarterfinal win over the Czech Republic. Floyds Knobs was held off the scoreboard ...



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The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom market, with effective competition in all sectors provided by a number of alternative operators. The incumbent telco O2 Czech Republic remains the dominant player though alternative operators are gaining ...



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Jaromir Jagr considering return to Czech Republic if NHL job search fails
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On Wednesday, Jagr sat down with NHL.com to discuss his situation and his plans for the future if no teams come calling. Among them is a potential return to the Czech Republic and to Kladno, a hockey club Jagr owns, if he has not found a job come ...
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