The Czech Republic

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Republic formed out of the former Czechoslovakia in 1993. It is bounded on the northwest by Germany, on the northeast by Poland, on the south and west by Austria, and on the south and east by Slovakia. Its capital is Prague.

Note

The Czech Republic became a member of NATO in 1999.
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