Travel to Czech Republic.
The capital of Czech Republic is Prague.
The flag of Czech Republic is two equal horizontal bands of white
(top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side (identical to the
flag of the former Czechoslovakia).
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
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
The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.
Central Europe - between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria.
1 capital city: (hlavni mesto) - Praha (Prague).
(kraje, singular - kraj)
Jihocesky Kraj; Jihomoravsky Kraj; Karlovarsky Kraj; Kralovehradecky
Kraj; Liberecky Kraj; Moravskoslezsky Kraj; Olomoucky Kraj; Pardubicky Kraj; Plzensky
Kraj; Stredocesky Kraj; Ustecky Kraj; Vysocina; Zlinsky Kraj.
1st January, 1993:
Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Czech Founding Day: 28th October (1918).
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