Tag Archives: Czechoslovakia

A one word country name, Czechia back in the running

With many languages spoken it is often difficult to have the same name when two or more words are used to indicate a region or country. In several parts of Europe (a.o. Belgium) in the previous century spoke about Czechia … Continue reading

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This Week Twenty-Five Years Ago: The Velvet Revolution Succeeds, December 1989

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In Prague on 17 November, 1989, a student rally in Wenceslas Square turned into an anti-government protest and was fired on by nervous policemen. Inspired by events in Germany and infuriated by the attempted crackdown, protesters…

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Left behind for economical emigration

Few years ago parents fled the Ceaușescu regime in Romania. Teodora Ana Mihai spends several months in the life of one such family where the kids are being left behind because of economic migration, as hundreds of thousands of citizens … Continue reading

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