The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic

Book - 1997
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Chronicles the history of the Czech Republic and explores daily life, politics, and the many challenges facing the country since the decline of Communism and the emergence of democracy.
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c1997
ISBN: 9780816030804
Branch Call Number: 943.71/OTF 4565nf 1


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Apr 29, 2014

In the Czech Republic, Steven Otfinoski provides an introduction to the history of the Czech Republic. This is a complex, fascinating story about a nation in transition. For instance, the Czech Republic has had 2 golden ages. The first golden age had two saints (named Saint Cyril and Methodius) who brought the Bible and translated it into Czech and Slovak. The 2nd golden age occurred when King Charles IV built castles, made Prague the capital city, and built a church in Prague. In addition, he became the king in Bohemia. There might be another golden age that is not in the book.
In 1968 Russia occupied Czechoslovakia. The communist government was formed after WW2. At the beginning of the communist government life was chaos. In 1989 the communist government ended. In 1993, Slovakia broke away (separated) from the country of Czechoslovakia. Now Slovakia is an independent country. Czech Republic still has 3 traditional states which are Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. The famous holidays are Saint Nicholas day (December 6), Easter and Saint Wenceslas's day (September 28). A less important holiday is May 8, Liberation Day.

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