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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Science Gets Major Funding Boost in the Czech Republic - Masterstudies News (blog)

Masterstudies News (blog)

Science Gets Major Funding Boost in the Czech Republic
Masterstudies News (blog)
Spending on research and development in the Czech Republic last year increased by a whopping 3.6 billion crowns, according to a report from the Prague Monitor Daily based on recently released data from the Czech Statistical Office (CSU). Just how much ...
Review of major political events in the Czech Republic in 2016Prague Daily Monitor
Czech Brisbane community tunes in to local rootsRadio Prague

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Watch | Over 1000 re-enact Napoleonic war in Czech Republic - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Watch | Over 1000 re-enact Napoleonic war in Czech Republic
Hindustan Times
More than 1000 actors from across Europe gathered near Tvarozna village in Moravia, Czech Republic to reenact the Battle of Three Emperors. Costumed soldiers from 17 countries re-enacted the most famous war of the 19th Century. In 1805 Napoleon's ...

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Czech Republic (W) - Montenegro (W) - Eurosport.com

Czech Republic (W) - Montenegro (W)
Eurosport.com
European Championship (W) Follow the Handball match between Czech Republic (W) and Montenegro (W) live with Eurosport. The match starts at 18:30 on 7 December 2016. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.

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Business Wire Sale of the right of claim by UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, as - Kyiv Post

Business Wire Sale of the right of claim by UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, as
Kyiv Post
on the call for bids on SALE OF THE RIGHT OF CLAIM to the Ukrainian company member of integrated agro-industrial conglomerate specialized in the production of sunflower oil. UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., identification No 649 48 ...



Creepiest Christmas parade ever in the Czech Republic | Photos - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Creepiest Christmas parade ever in the Czech Republic | Photos
NEWS.com.au
DOZENS of demonic characters roam the streets of a small Czech town every year as part of a bizarre St Nicholas Christmas tradition.

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The Czech Republic May Dodge a Bullet to Free Speech This Year. But Will It in 2017? - Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

The Czech Republic May Dodge a Bullet to Free Speech This Year. But Will It in 2017?
Foreign Policy
Nor does it mean that free speech, and particularly a free press, is safe in the Czech Republic. Sobotka is not expected to keep his position as prime minister after next October, while Zeman will be president until 2018. The next PM is expected to be ...
French president stresses unity during Czech visitRadio Prague

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Napoleon's victory against Russian-Austrian joint army re-enacted in ... - Daily Sabah

Daily Sabah

Napoleon's victory against Russian-Austrian joint army re-enacted in ...
Daily Sabah
More than a thousand history buffs gathered in the Czech Republic on Saturday for a re-enactment of the Battle of Austerlitz, in which Napoleon crushed the...

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Heavy drug use drops in Czech Republic - Radio Prague

Radio Prague

Heavy drug use drops in Czech Republic
Radio Prague
Drug experts in the Czech Republic have a reason to celebrate. For the first time in several years, the number of heavy drug addicts has gone down, according to the latest annual report about the state of drug abuse in the Czech Republic. The ...



Hungary (W) - Czech Republic (W) - Eurosport.com

Hungary (W) - Czech Republic (W)
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toggle menu. Handball · European Championship (W) · Watch Eurosport. Log in. back · Hungary (W). Finished. 0. 22. -. 27. 0. 6:30 PM. 05/12/16. Czech Republic (W). European Championship (W) Group C. Scores. Summary; Stats; Teams; comments. Share.

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Audit: Czech Republic not threatened by Islamist militants - Prague Daily Monitor

Audit: Czech Republic not threatened by Islamist militants
Prague Daily Monitor
Prague, Dec 1 (CTK) - The risks arising from Islamist radicalism and activities of international terrorist groups are rather low in the Czech Republic at present and a possible terrorist attack would rather be perpetrated by a lone individual, a ...

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