Czechoslovakia , Czech and Slovak Československo, former country in central Europe encompassing the historical lands of Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia. Czechoslovakia was formed from several provinces of the collapsing empire of Austria-Hungary in 1918 , at the end of World War I.
English-language name. The historical English name of the country is Bohemia . This name derives from the Celtic tribe of Boii , who inhabited the area from the 4th century BC. Boiohaemum, as it was originally known in Latin, comes from the Germanic “Boi-haima”, meaning “home of the Boii “.
The Czech Republic is famous for: Prague, the historic center of Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Castles, there are several hundreds of castles, chateaus, and mansions in Czechia.
Those who argue that events between 1989 and 1992 led to the dissolution point to international factors such as the breakaway of the Soviet satellite nations, the lack of unified media between the Czech and the Slovak Republics, and most importantly the actions of the political leaders of both nations like the
Tensions began to mount between Benes and Stalin over two issues. Stalin demanded that the province of Ruthenia be ceded to the USSR. Also, in the collapse of the quisling state body, the local “people’s committees” that replaced them became dominated by Communists .
Demographics of the Czech Republic
|Demographics of Czech Republic|
|Nationality||noun: Czech(s ) adjective: Czech|
|Major ethnic||Czech 64.3% (2011)|
|Minor ethnic||Moravian 5% Slovak 1.4% other 1.8% unspecified 27.5% (2011)|
Today, the Czech Republic is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary democracy, with the President as head of state and Prime Minister as head of government . The Parliament consists of the Chamber of Deputies (200 members) and the Senate (81 members).
It emerged from over 40 years of Communist rule in 1990, and was the first former Eastern Bloc state to acquire the status of a developed economy. It joined the European Union in 2004. Communist rule had lasted since 1948, when the restored pre-war democratic system was overthrown in a Soviet-backed coup.
Bohemia’s name comes from a Celtic people known as the Boii, though the Slavic Czechs were firmly established in the region by the 5th or 6th century. Bohemia was briefly subordinated to Greater Moravia in the late 9th century. In 1355 Charles of Luxembourg, the king of Bohemia , became Holy Roman emperor as Charles IV.
It started centuries ago: in Western Europe in the 1600’s “ Bohemian ” was a synonym for ” gypsy ,” based on the belief that gypsies had originated in Bohemia and migrated to Europe. At some point they passed through central Europe and Bohemia on their journeys, and spread out through Europe.
Slovak politicians used the opening to demand the country adopt a hyphen in its name , to signal Czechs and Slovak equality: The Czecho-Slovak Republic . Then-Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel accepted the name change , over Czech complaints.
Roast pork with dumplings and cabbage (pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím, colloquially vepřo-knedlo-zelo ) is often considered the most typical Czech dish. It consists of cabbage and is either cooked or served pickled.
The Czech Republic is a developed country with a high-income economy. Its economy revolves around its employment rate, which the region is adamant on maintaining. With the pressure on public funds, Czech Republic ‘s focus has been on increasing employment levels rather than supporting the working poor .
The Czechs I know all look like Americans. They vary from dark hair and hazel/brown eyes- but the typical Czech I think is more nordic looking . I think this type definitely have prominent high cheekbones, and more tend to have longer pointed noses. And fuller lips with a wider mouth.