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14th Jun '18 12:29:04 AM Wariolander
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The Czech Republic ('''Czech:''' ''Česká republika''), also known as Czechia ('''Czech:''' ''Česko''), is a country in Central Europe (while the UN and Eurovoc include it in Eastern Europe, only call it Eastern European instead of Central European to Czechs if you want to [[BerserkButton enrage them]], [[http://czech-republic-not-so-well-known.blogspot.cz/2014/09/some-issues-i-came-across.html as they really don't like being associated with 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 (not the Union), it is doing quite well economically and popular ideas about backwater Eastern European countries largely don't apply.

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The Czech Republic ('''Czech:''' ''Česká republika''), also known as Czechia ('''Czech:''' ''Česko''), is a country in Central Europe (while the UN and Eurovoc include it in Eastern Europe, only (only call it Eastern European instead of Central European to Czechs if you want to [[BerserkButton enrage them]], [[http://czech-republic-not-so-well-known.blogspot.cz/2014/09/some-issues-i-came-across.html as they really don't like being associated with 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 (not the Union), it is doing quite well economically and popular ideas about backwater Eastern European countries largely don't apply.
15th May '18 5:33:47 PM Wariolander
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The Czech Republic ('''Czech:''' ''Česká republika'') is a country in Central Europe (only call it Eastern European instead of Central European to Czechs if you want to [[BerserkButton enrage them]], [[http://czech-republic-not-so-well-known.blogspot.cz/2014/09/some-issues-i-came-across.html as they really don't like being associated with 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 (not the Union), it is doing quite well economically and popular ideas about backwater Eastern European countries largely don't apply.

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The Czech Republic ('''Czech:''' ''Česká republika'') republika''), also known as Czechia ('''Czech:''' ''Česko''), is a country in Central Europe (only (while the UN and Eurovoc include it in Eastern Europe, only call it Eastern European instead of Central European to Czechs if you want to [[BerserkButton enrage them]], [[http://czech-republic-not-so-well-known.blogspot.cz/2014/09/some-issues-i-came-across.html as they really don't like being associated with 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 (not the Union), it is doing quite well economically and popular ideas about backwater Eastern European countries largely don't apply.
13th May '18 6:03:29 PM pepsimax
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* Music/MikolasJosef, singer-songwriter who gave the country their best-ever result (sixth place) in the Series/EurovisionSongContest in 2018.
29th Apr '18 10:38:49 PM Glide08
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One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating back to the 7th century. (I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's ''Italian Republic'').

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One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating back to the 7th century. (I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's 1946-onward's ''Italian Republic'').
1st Mar '18 9:44:34 AM Racoon7
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One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating back to the 7th century. \\
(I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's ''Italian Republic'').

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One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating back to the 7th century. \\
(I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's ''Italian Republic'').
1st Mar '18 9:43:09 AM Racoon7
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When Czechs are mentioned in anglophone fiction, expect an inevitable Czech/Check/Cheque pun, which in no way gets ever old.[[note]]For example, a young Czech immigrant is getting picked on by some of the other students and is trying to hide from them, so she asks the teacher, "Could you cache a little Czech?" More obnoxiously, when [[PrivateEye Ian Hislop]] settled a libel case filed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Maxwell Robert Maxwell]], he famously said, "I've just written a fat cheque to a fat Czech."[[/note]]

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When Czechs are mentioned in anglophone fiction, expect an inevitable Czech/Check/Cheque pun, which in no way gets ever old.pun.[[note]]For example, a young Czech immigrant is getting picked on by some of the other students and is trying to hide from them, so she asks the teacher, "Could you cache a little Czech?" More obnoxiously, when [[PrivateEye Ian Hislop]] settled a libel case filed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Maxwell Robert Maxwell]], he famously said, "I've just written a fat cheque to a fat Czech."[[/note]]
1st Mar '18 9:42:02 AM Racoon7
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When Czechs are mentioned in anglophone fiction, expect an inevitable Czech/Check/Cheque pun.[[note]]For example, a young Czech immigrant is getting picked on by some of the other students and is trying to hide from them, so she asks the teacher, "Could you cache a little Czech?" More obnoxiously, when [[PrivateEye Ian Hislop]] settled a libel case filed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Maxwell Robert Maxwell]], he famously said, "I've just written a fat cheque to a fat Czech."[[/note]]

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When Czechs are mentioned in anglophone fiction, expect an inevitable Czech/Check/Cheque pun.pun, which in no way gets ever old.[[note]]For example, a young Czech immigrant is getting picked on by some of the other students and is trying to hide from them, so she asks the teacher, "Could you cache a little Czech?" More obnoxiously, when [[PrivateEye Ian Hislop]] settled a libel case filed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Maxwell Robert Maxwell]], he famously said, "I've just written a fat cheque to a fat Czech."[[/note]]
1st Mar '18 9:41:04 AM Racoon7
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Just like the Central African Republic and the Dominican Republic, it is one the few countries that has "Republic" in its colloquial English name. '''Czechia'''[[labelnote:Czech]]Česko[[/labelnote]] is now the official short form name in English and is slowly becoming more widely used - Google Maps now uses it.
One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating to the 7th century. (I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's ''Italian Republic'').

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Just like the Central African Republic and the Dominican Republic, it is one the few countries that has "Republic" in its colloquial English name. '''Czechia'''[[labelnote:Czech]]Česko[[/labelnote]] is now the official short form name in English and is slowly becoming more widely used - Google Maps now uses it. \n \\
One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating back to the 7th century. \\
(I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's ''Italian Republic'').
1st Mar '18 9:38:42 AM Racoon7
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Just like the Central African Republic and the Dominican Republic, it is one the few countries that has "Republic" in its colloquial English name. "Czechia" is now the official short form name in English and is slowly becoming more widely used - Google Maps now uses it.

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Just like the Central African Republic and the Dominican Republic, it is one the few countries that has "Republic" in its colloquial English name. "Czechia" '''Czechia'''[[labelnote:Czech]]Česko[[/labelnote]] is now the official short form name in English and is slowly becoming more widely used - Google Maps now uses it.
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One of the reasons for this name is because ''Czech Republic'' refers to the country formed in 1993, but ''Czechia'' refers to all the countries the Czech nation resided in, dating to the 7th century. (I.e. similar to the difference between ''Italy'' and 1861-onward's ''Italian Republic'').
9th Feb '18 4:17:50 PM Racoon7
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohumil_Hrabal Bohumil Hrabal]], ''Literature/{{Saturnin}}'' or ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk''.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohumil_Hrabal [[Creator/BohumilHrabal Bohumil Hrabal]], ''Literature/{{Saturnin}}'' or ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk''.
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