REPUBLICAN REFERENCE

Area (sq.km) 
78,867

Population 
10,177,300 

Capital 
Prague 

Currency 
Czech Koruna 

President 
Vaclav Klaus

CZECH REPUBLIC

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After World War II, Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize party rule and create "socialism with a human face." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country broke up into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Now a member of NATO and the EU, the Czech Republic has moved toward integration in world markets, a development that poses both opportunities and risks.

 

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