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The Czech Republic is a red-hot ecu vacation spot, and the charms of Slovakia are slowly being chanced on by means of Westerners in addition. the 2 international locations percentage basic similarities in language and tradition, yet they by no means relatively controlled to create a typical nationwide Czechoslovak identification, after being merged in 1918 whilst the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed. With the lifting of the Iron Curtain in 1989 throughout the Velvet Revolution and the ultimate breakup of Czechoslovakia in to 2 international locations in 1993, this up to date, important perception is far wanted. This quantity overviews the present social, cultural, and political scene of either nations, in order that normal readers come away with a great realizing of the place the Czechs and Slovaks were and the place they're going.

The land, humans, and background bankruptcy lays the foundation for the remainder of the narrative. within the bankruptcy on faith and idea, the explanations for the frequent atheism of the Czechs and the contrasting religiosity of the Slovaks are defined. either peoples are proven to have comfy angle towards lifestyles and a love of celebrations, with a powerful beer tradition. The nation of girls and relations and feminism within the post-Soviet period is usually mentioned and readers will know about the position of romance novels and the Czech Cosmopolitan. The literature bankruptcy emphasizes the Czech humorousness and the shortcoming of translations of Slovakian works. The crises in journalism and cinema are different vital subject matters. eventually, the robust traditions of theater and tune, that have continuously been a part of the Czech nationwide realization, are obvious to be as alive and colourful as in anyplace within the world.

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