10 Facts About Czechoslovakia


Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, was a sovereign state in Central Europe, created in October 1918, when it declared its independence from Austria-Hungary.

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From 1948 to 1989, Czechoslovakia was part of the Eastern Bloc with a command economy.

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Czechoslovakia was founded in October 1918, as one of the successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War I and as part of the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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Once a unified Czechoslovakia was restored after World War II, the conflict between the Czechs and the Slovaks surfaced again.

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On 14 March 1939, the remainder of Czechoslovakia was dismembered by the proclamation of the Slovak State, the next day the rest of Carpathian Ruthenia was occupied and annexed by Hungary, while the following day the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia was proclaimed.

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Czechoslovakia participated in the Gulf War with a small force of 200 troops under the command of the U S -led coalition.

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Slightly after the foundation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, there was a lack of essential infrastructure in many areas – paved roads, railways, bridges, etc.

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Construction of the first motorways in Czechoslovakia begun in 1939, nevertheless, they were stopped after German occupation during World War II.

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Czechoslovakia national football team was a consistent performer on the international scene, with eight appearances in the FIFA World Cup Finals, finishing in second place in 1934 and 1962.

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International Olympic Committee code for Czechoslovakia is TCH, which is still used in historical listings of results.

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