- a former republic in central Europe: formed after World War I; comprised Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, and part of Silesia: a federal republic 1968–92. 49,383 sq. mi. (127,903 sq. km). Capital: Prague.Formerly Czech and Slovak Federative Republic; (1990–92),Also called Czech·o·slo·vak So·ialist Repub·lic (1948–89).
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Examples from the Web for czechoslovakia
Other communist countries that withdrew their films and delegates included East Germany, Cuba, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies
December 17, 2014
The great games (Czechoslovakia—Brazil), the boring games (Uruguay—Israel), and the weird games (Morocco—Bulgaria).
I went for the underdogs, the teams from countries that no longer exist: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, the Soviet Union.
Vaclav Havel made the same observation a decade earlier in Czechoslovakia.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea
May 18, 2014
But past aggressions against Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Georgia were plainly Illegal as well.Obama’s All Eisenhower On Russia
March 10, 2014
To the south, General Patton's forces were plowing into Czechoslovakia.The Invisible Government
Emanuel Radl speaks of labor and the Church in Czechoslovakia.The Necessity of Atheism
Dr. D.M. Brooks
Evidently, there was something about Czechoslovakia that appealed to them all.Freedom
Dallas McCord Reynolds
In 1968, protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Albania formally withdrew from the pact.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
I think they would already have been resumed except for Czechoslovakia and our election this year.
- a former republic in central Europe: formed after the defeat of Austria-Hungary (1918) as a nation of Czechs in Bohemia and Moravia and Slovaks in Slovakia; occupied by Germany from 1939 until its liberation by the Soviet Union in 1945; became a people's republic under the Communists in 1948; invaded by Warsaw Pact troops in 1968, ending Dubček's attempt to liberalize communism; in 1989 popular unrest led to the resignation of the politburo and the formation of a non-Communist government. It consisted of two federal republics, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which separated in 1993Czech name: Československo See also Czech Republic, Slovakia
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Word Origin and History for czechoslovakia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Czechoslovakia was created by the union of the Czech lands and Slovakia, which took place in 1918, as the Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart.
The Munich Pact partitioned Czechoslovakia in 1938, giving one of its regions, the Sudetenland, to Germany in an attempt to avoid war.
The country surrendered to German control in 1939 and was liberated by American and Soviet forces at the end of World War II.
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