History UsefulNotes / TheCzechRepublic

16th Jul '17 5:47:08 PM nombretomado
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Prague was comparatively untouched by the war. The Czech people were not. Hundreds of thousands went to the death camps, and the [[TearJerker Lidice massacre]], one of the most notorious war crimes of the war, took place as revenge for the assassination of ''Reichsprotektor'' UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich. As Slavs, Czechs were considered sub-human and useful only for labour by the Nazis. [[note]]For example, after an incident with students, all universities were closed and young people of certain age were all sent to work for the Reich. The International Students' Day was designated in memory of these events.[[/note]] Like in the rest of Nazi-controlled Europe, the previously numerous Jewish population was nearly exterminated. However, other Czechs were actively fighting on the Allied side outside of the country. For example, Czechoslovak pilots fought [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront with the RAF]] in WW2, and there was a number of Real Life {{Ace Pilot}}s among them.

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Prague was comparatively untouched by the war. The Czech people were not. Hundreds of thousands went to the death camps, and the [[TearJerker Lidice massacre]], one of the most notorious war crimes of the war, took place as revenge for the assassination of ''Reichsprotektor'' UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich. As Slavs, Czechs were considered sub-human and useful only for labour by the Nazis. [[note]]For example, after an incident with students, all universities were closed and young people of certain age were all sent to work for the Reich. The International Students' Day was designated in memory of these events.[[/note]] Like in the rest of Nazi-controlled Europe, the previously numerous Jewish population was nearly exterminated. However, other Czechs were actively fighting on the Allied side outside of the country. For example, Czechoslovak pilots fought [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront with the RAF]] in WW2, [=WW2=], and there was a number of Real Life {{Ace Pilot}}s among them.



In the 1960s, the atmosphere slowly thawed, leading to a surge in culture. In 1968, a Slovak reformist, Alexander Dubček, came to power and started a short period of liberalization, the Prague Spring, which lasted a few months until other Warsaw Pact countries (except Romania) invaded the country. When the Czech army was told they were being invaded, they ran to fortify the Western border, because invasion from their allies was inconceivable. Popular protest, at first almost universal, slowly died down; [[Main/SelfImmolation Jan Palach's 1969 attempt]] to rouse people did not have the desired effect.

In 1989, as part of HoleInFlag, the Velvet Revolution took place, the Communists were overthrown, and Czechoslovakia became a democracy. [[note]]In another recall of 20th century history throughout the 20th century, the popular protests that led to the regime's downfall started on November 17th, the International Students' Day, during a student memorial observation of the incidents from WW2.[[/note]] Three years later, the Czech and Slovakian halves separated in the "Velvet Divorce", with much of the national property [[note]]such as the Su-25 ground attack aircraft[[/note]] being split 2:1 for the Czechs because of their larger population.

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In the 1960s, the atmosphere slowly thawed, leading to a surge in culture. In 1968, a Slovak reformist, Alexander Dubček, came to power and started a short period of liberalization, the Prague Spring, which lasted a few months until other Warsaw Pact countries (except Romania) invaded the country. When the Czech army was told they were being invaded, they ran to fortify the Western border, because invasion from their allies was inconceivable. Popular protest, at first almost universal, slowly died down; [[Main/SelfImmolation [[SelfImmolation Jan Palach's 1969 attempt]] to rouse people did not have the desired effect.

In 1989, as part of HoleInFlag, the Velvet Revolution took place, the Communists were overthrown, and Czechoslovakia became a democracy. [[note]]In another recall of 20th century history throughout the 20th century, the popular protests that led to the regime's downfall started on November 17th, the International Students' Day, during a student memorial observation of the incidents from WW2.[=WW2=].[[/note]] Three years later, the Czech and Slovakian halves separated in the "Velvet Divorce", with much of the national property [[note]]such as the Su-25 ground attack aircraft[[/note]] being split 2:1 for the Czechs because of their larger population.
2nd Jul '17 10:10:38 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', the most famous JohnLeCarre novel, is partly set in Brno.

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* ''Literature/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', the most famous JohnLeCarre Creator/JohnLeCarre novel, is partly set in Brno.
20th Jun '17 5:10:03 AM Saveelich
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Prague was comparatively untouched by the war. The Czech people were not. Hundreds of thousands went to the death camps, and the [[TearJerker Lidice massacre]], one of the most notorious war crimes of the war, took place as revenge for the assassination of the Nazi lord Heydrich/Heidrich. As Slavs, Czechs were considered sub-human and useful only for labour by the Nazis. [[note]]For example, after an incident with students, all universities were closed and young people of certain age were all sent to work for the Reich. The International Students' Day was designated in memory of these events.[[/note]] Like in the rest of Nazi-controlled Europe, the previously numerous Jewish population was nearly exterminated. However, other Czechs were actively fighting on the Allied side outside of the country. For example, Czechoslovak pilots fought [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront with the RAF]] in WW2, and there was a number of Real Life [[Main/AcePilot Aces]] among them.

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Prague was comparatively untouched by the war. The Czech people were not. Hundreds of thousands went to the death camps, and the [[TearJerker Lidice massacre]], one of the most notorious war crimes of the war, took place as revenge for the assassination of the Nazi lord Heydrich/Heidrich.''Reichsprotektor'' UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich. As Slavs, Czechs were considered sub-human and useful only for labour by the Nazis. [[note]]For example, after an incident with students, all universities were closed and young people of certain age were all sent to work for the Reich. The International Students' Day was designated in memory of these events.[[/note]] Like in the rest of Nazi-controlled Europe, the previously numerous Jewish population was nearly exterminated. However, other Czechs were actively fighting on the Allied side outside of the country. For example, Czechoslovak pilots fought [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront with the RAF]] in WW2, and there was a number of Real Life [[Main/AcePilot Aces]] {{Ace Pilot}}s among them.
9th Jun '17 1:18:21 PM Saveelich
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* Several films about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during World War II, including ''Hangmen Also Die!'', ''Attentat'', ''Operation Daybreak'', ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]. With [[HollywoodHistory varying degrees of historical accuracy]].

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* Several films about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during World War II, including ''Hangmen Also Die!'', ''Attentat'', ''Operation Daybreak'', ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]].[=HHhH=]]]''. With [[HollywoodHistory varying degrees of historical accuracy]].
9th Jun '17 1:14:15 PM Saveelich
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* Several films about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during the Second World War, including ''Hangmen Also Die!'', ''Attentat'' and ''Operation Daybreak'', with [[HollywoodHistory varying degrees of historical accuracy]].

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* Several films about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during the Second World War, War II, including ''Hangmen Also Die!'', ''Attentat'' and ''Attentat'', ''Operation Daybreak'', with ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]. With [[HollywoodHistory varying degrees of historical accuracy]].
23rd Mar '17 12:04:37 PM Bat178
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* The second half of ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness'' takes place in Prague.
21st Feb '17 7:48:34 PM SpikesHigh
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* UsefulNotes/JanZizka, one eyed Hussite leader, undefeated military general, inventor of modern field artillery, and Czech folk hero.
3rd Jan '17 12:50:46 PM marmota-b
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The Czech Republic ('''Czech:''' ''Česká republika'') is a country in Central Europe (if you want to enrage Czechs, [[http://czech-republic-not-so-well-known.blogspot.cz/2014/09/some-issues-i-came-across.html call it Eastern Europe]]), established in 1993 after the Velvet Divorce of Czechoslovakia, with a population of 10.5 million people. Even though it was formerly part of the Soviet Bloc, it is doing quite well economically and popular ideas about backwater Easter European countries largely don't apply.

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The Czech Republic ('''Czech:''' ''Česká republika'') is a country in Central Europe (if you want to enrage Czechs, [[http://czech-republic-not-so-well-known.blogspot.cz/2014/09/some-issues-i-came-across.html call it Eastern Europe]]), established in 1993 after the Velvet Divorce of Czechoslovakia, with a population of 10.5 million people. Even though it was formerly part of the Soviet Bloc, it is doing quite well economically and popular ideas about backwater Easter Eastern European countries largely don't apply.
22nd Dec '16 7:39:54 PM KYCubbie
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* Dominik Hašek, legendary [[UsefulNotes/IceHockey ice hockey goaltender]]; regarded by most as the greatest European goalie in [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] history

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* Dominik Hašek, legendary [[UsefulNotes/IceHockey ice hockey goaltender]]; hockey]] goaltender; regarded by most as the greatest European goalie in [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] history
22nd Dec '16 7:39:09 PM KYCubbie
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* Dominik Hašek, legendary [[UsefulNotes/IceHockey ice hockey goaltender]]; regarded by most as the greatest European goalie in [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] history



* Jaromír Jágr, ice hockey player

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* Jaromír Jágr, ice hockey playerplayer; second only to UsefulNotes/WayneGretzky (by a wide margin) in career NHL scoring[[note]]goals plus assists[[/note]]
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