19 Facts About Central Europe


Central Europe is an area of Europe between Western Europe and Eastern Europe, based on a common historical, social and cultural identity.

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Central Europe comprised most of the territories of the Holy Roman Empire and those of the two neighboring kingdoms of Poland and Hungary.

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Specifically, Stalin had advocated the creation of a "Soviet 'sphere of influence' in Central Europe, starting with Poland, in order to provide the Soviet Union with a geopolitical buffer zone between it and the western capitalist world".

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Central Europe explained that between the 11th and 15th centuries, not only Christianization and its cultural consequences were implemented, but well-defined social features emerged in Central Europe based on Western characteristics.

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The concept of Central Europe was already known at the beginning of the 19th century, but its real life began in the 20th century and immediately became an object of intensive interest.

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The German term denoting Central Europe was so fashionable that other languages started referring to it when indicating territories from Rhine to Vistula, or even Dnieper, and from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans.

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Central Europe ceased to be the area of German aspiration to lead or dominate and became a territory of various integration movements aiming at resolving political, economic and national problems of "new" states, being a way to face German and Soviet pressures.

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Avant-garde movements of Central Europe were an essential part of modernism's evolution, reaching its peak throughout the continent during the 1920s.

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Consequently, the English term Central Europe was increasingly applied only to the westernmost former Warsaw Pact countries to specify them as communist states that were culturally tied to Western Europe.

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Central Europe says there is no precise, uncontestable way to decide whether Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, or Bulgaria are parts of Central Europe.

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Rather than a physical entity, Central Europe is a concept of shared history that contrasts with that of the surrounding regions.

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Central Europe thinks that Central Europe is a dynamic historical concept, not a static spatial one.

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Johnson's study on Central Europe received acclaim and positive reviews in the scientific community.

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Central Europe according to Swansea University professors Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries .

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Student performance has varied across Central Europe, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment.

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Central Europe has been the center of the Protestant movement for centuries, with the majority of Protestants suppressed and annihilated during the Counterreformation.

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Central Europe is a home to some of world's oldest democracies.

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Central Europe is mentioned in the 35th episode of Lovejoy, entitled "The Prague Sun", filmed in 1992.

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Wes Anderson's Oscar-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel depicts a fictional grand hotel located somewhere in Central Europe which is in actuality modeled on the Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.

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