A žije Republika!

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  1. Pisis

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    or Long Life the Republic!

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    Today, we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia. A free, fully democratic state.

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    In 1918, this country got independence on the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where it was forcidibly put into three centuries earlier.

    The Bohemian Kingdom was once - at the reign of Charles IV in 14th Century - the very center of the old Europe and was even the center of the predecessor of the EU - the Holy Roman Empire.

    Since 1918, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist two times - first when it was taken by the Nazis between 1939-1945 and then in 1993, when Czechoslovakia split peacefully into two independent countries - Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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    Nonetheless, some of us living in this country want to bear the tradition of a multicultural, peaceful and super-successful country that Czechoslovakia was, as we say, "between the world wars". This is also why we celebrate a National Day of a state that actually does not exist anymore. [​IMG]

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    Congrats to you Pisis. Happy National Day! Have a few for me!
     
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    Congrats Pisis and to all of our Czech members. As you know I have worked extensively with Czechs and have an appreciation of their aircraft industry. Still hope to visit someday.
     
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    Congrats Friends!
     
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    Congrats David !!!
     
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    Who knows, maybe some day the Czech and Slovak nations will be peacefully reunited. I think that would benefit both, economically and politically.

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    Congrats, David [and Roman]. Happy National Day.

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    Happy National Day!
     
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    Thank you very much, guys, much appreciated!
     
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    I agree with above.
     
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    Hey, happy National Day, folks !
     
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    Thanks Pisis for this thread and all for their cograts.
     
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    Sorry I'm late on this, but Happy National Day!
     
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    Hi.

    I'm sorry for posting that here, but I preferred doing so instead of starting a new thread...

    In a distant future (well, not so distant, I hope), when I'll go back in Europe, I would like to go visit Prague. However I have a small problem... Your official language is Czech and there is no school teaching that language in Canada. (Your country must be too small, I think. ;) )

    Knowing that my first language is French and my second is English, what other language do you suggest me to learn to make sure they'll understand me ? German ? Russian ? An other one ?
     
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    Many Czech people speak German, but I do not think you will have a problem with English.
     
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    yep, the young generation prefers english
     
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    Alright. Thank you, guys.
     

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