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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]]
25th Nov '16 1:11:21 PM Saveelich
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* 2K Czech (previously known as Illusion Softworks), a video game development studio (''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', ''VideoGame/MafiaII''...)

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* 2K Czech (previously known as Illusion Softworks), a video game development studio (''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', ''VideoGame/MafiaII''...(''Hidden & Dangerous'', the ''[[VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven Mafia]]'' series, ''VideoGame/{{Vietcong}}''...)
25th Nov '16 1:07:19 PM Saveelich
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* Madeline Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

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* Madeline 2K Czech (previously known as Illusion Softworks), a video game development studio (''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', ''VideoGame/MafiaII''...)
* Madeleine
Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)(1997-2001) was born 'Marie Jana Korbelová' in Prague
11th Nov '16 4:48:29 PM OnoderaTearer
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* Jan Švankmajer, animator and film director

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* Jan Švankmajer, Creator/JanSvankmajer, animator and film director
28th Oct '16 6:30:03 AM megarockman
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* Jaromír Jágr, ice hockey player
17th Oct '16 3:17:22 PM Morgenthaler
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Another side effect of these events was the fact that at the end of the 18th century, Czech language was largely the language of peasants. Attempts to revitalise it and start a new Czech culture eventually, throughout the 19th century, led to attempts at greater political authonomy as well, which however did not materialise until independent Czechoslovakia was formed after WW1. During the war, many Czechs were forced to fight for Austria against their will, so when Czechoslovak legions were formed on the Allied side, naturally many Czech soldiers surrendered so they could join their national cause.[[note]]This started the 20th century trend of global events landing Czechs on the side they did not necessarily want to be.[[/note]]

A collection of a number of different ethnicities[[note]] (Czechs/Bohemians, Moravians, Slovaks, Germans, Hungarians, and Ukrainians, and several stateless minorities like Jews or Romani)[[/note]], Czechoslovakia was formed after the Treaty of Versailles, but its diversity made it unstable. While it was economically (and culturally!) successful and notably retained a democratic system when many European nation states formed after WW1 fell into various totalitarian practices, the Germans and Hungarians wanted the self-determination doctrines paraded by America but not delivered at Versailles. After the First World War, people in other countries like Britain started to feel sorry for the Germans, who weren't maltreated in Czechoslovakia but didn't have any political autonomy. This sentiment was hijacked by ThoseWackyNazis and used as an excuse to take control of Germany, then the German-populated Sudetenland in autumn of 1938, then the rest of the Czech lands in March 1939; Slovakia split into a fascist state.

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Another side effect of these events was the fact that at the end of the 18th century, Czech language was largely the language of peasants. Attempts to revitalise it and start a new Czech culture eventually, throughout the 19th century, led to attempts at greater political authonomy as well, which however did not materialise until independent Czechoslovakia was formed after WW1.UsefulNotes/WW1. During the war, many Czechs were forced to fight for Austria against their will, so when Czechoslovak legions were formed on the Allied side, naturally many Czech soldiers surrendered so they could join their national cause.[[note]]This started the 20th century trend of global events landing Czechs on the side they did not necessarily want to be.[[/note]]

A collection of a number of different ethnicities[[note]] (Czechs/Bohemians, Moravians, Slovaks, Germans, Hungarians, and Ukrainians, and several stateless minorities like Jews or Romani)[[/note]], Czechoslovakia was formed after the Treaty of Versailles, but its diversity made it unstable. While it was economically (and culturally!) successful and notably retained a democratic system when many European nation states formed after WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 fell into various totalitarian practices, the Germans and Hungarians wanted the self-determination doctrines paraded by America but not delivered at Versailles. After the First World War, people in other countries like Britain started to feel sorry for the Germans, who weren't maltreated in Czechoslovakia but didn't have any political autonomy. This sentiment was hijacked by ThoseWackyNazis and used as an excuse to take control of Germany, then the German-populated Sudetenland in autumn of 1938, then the rest of the Czech lands in March 1939; Slovakia split into a fascist state.
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