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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Czech Republic

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A: Bus stop-Na Rybníčku

di Jakub Laštovička, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Bus stop-Na Rybníčku

B: Jetrichovice-ruin

di Jakub Laštovička, 1.2 km di distanza

Aldermen of Jetřichovice are first mentioned in 1394, the fortress expressly to the year 1541 when it...

Jetrichovice-ruin

C: Rail station in Strezimir

di Jakub Jakeš, 6.6 km di distanza

Rail station in Strezimir

D: Garden

di David Outrata, 7.4 km di distanza

Garden

E: Ruin Borotín

di Jakub Laštovička, 9.6 km di distanza

Ruin Borotín The ruin is situated over a pond by the village Borotín, about 11 kilometers north-west ...

Ruin Borotín

G: Borena Hora

di Miloslav Petrtýl, 11.6 km di distanza

Flooded quarry known among scuba divers as "Bořená Hora". Diving activities in this locality run by P...

Borena Hora

H: Liderovice pond HDR

di Jakub Laštovička, 13.2 km di distanza

Liderovice pond HDR

I: Sedlcany, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Square

di Zdeněk Rosenthaler, 13.3 km di distanza

Náměstí Tomáše Garrigue Masaryka, Sedlčany

Sedlcany, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Square

J: Sunrise with Fog and Wires

di Jeffrey Martin, 13.4 km di distanza

Sunrise with Fog and Wires

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Czech Republic

Questa è una vista generale di 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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