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Panoramabillede af Jiri Vambera EXPERT Taget 12:40, 06/05/2012 - Views loading...

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A: Prunerov powerplant

Af Jiri Vambera, mindre end 10 meter væk

Prunerov powerplant

B: KADAŇ Town Square

Af Nick Moore, 4.4 km væk

The original Gothic town hall originated from the first half of the 14 th century and its original to...

KADAŇ Town Square

C: Kadaň-Town-Square

Af Nick Moore, 4.5 km væk

Delightful old town square which you can find out more at wikipedia. Don't forget to copy the hacek n...

Kadaň-Town-Square

D: Kadanska jesen

Af Petr Fabók, 5.4 km væk

Kadanska jesen

E: Wind Harvester Farm "Kryštofovy Hamry"

Af Jan Vrsinsky, 6.4 km væk

Total output of the whole farm: 42 MW 21 harvesters, each harwester has approx 119 meters, the center...

Wind Harvester Farm "Kryštofovy Hamry"

F: Wind Harvester Farm "Kryštofovy Hamry"

Af Jan Vrsinsky, 6.5 km væk

Total output of the whole farm: 42 MW 21 harvesters, each harwester has approx 119 meters, the center...

Wind Harvester Farm "Kryštofovy Hamry"

G: Tusimice power plant

Af Jiri Vambera, 7.8 km væk

Tusimice power plant

H: On the Sphinx Rock Looking Into the Valley of Eger River

Af Rico Hentschel, 9.0 km væk

Nice Rock (former settlement was Stone Green) near Copper Mountain "Kupferberg" (cz Měděnec) with jus...

On the Sphinx Rock Looking Into the Valley of Eger River

I: SchRs 1550 Excavator in Tusimice mine

Af Jakub Hruska, 9.6 km væk

SchRs 1550 Excavator in Tusimice mine

J: On SchRs 1550 Excavator in Tusimice mine

Af Jakub Hruska, 9.6 km væk

On SchRs 1550 Excavator in Tusimice mine

Dette panorama blev taget i Czech Republic

Dette er et overblik over Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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