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1990, Czech and Slovak politicians "fought" the , a political battle over whether " Hyphen War Czechoslovakia" should be spelled with a hyphen?
fungus was first collected from Albatrellus subrubescens Florida and Czechoslovakia?
773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion (tank pictured) was the first American unit to enter Czechoslovakia in 1945?
in 1949 the
Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Yugoslav and Czechoslovak socialist parties founded the as a common centre for work in exile?
Socialist Union of Central-Eastern Europe during the
Soviet era the only country that fashion designer Slava Zaitsev (pictured) was able to travel to was Czechoslovakia, and it was not until 1986 that he was able to travel to a capitalist country?
Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938, the parliamentarians of the in German Christian Social People's Party Czechoslovakia joined the Sudeten German Party?
World War II, the Czech urban legend of changed from a shadowy surprise attacker to a heroic figure of Pérák resistance against the Nazi occupation of Prague?
Charles I of Austria to regain the attempted Hungarian throne in 1921, Czechoslovakia nearly entered Budapest in order to prevent a Habsburg restoration?
organized 75 percent of unionized Central Commission of German Trade Unions German workers in Czechoslovakia in 1921?
hosted its first performance, the Slovak National Theatre Czech opera Hubička by Bedřich Smetana, at its opening on ?
, March 1 1920 the first film to take advantage of the relaxation of
communism in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s was ?
The Sun in a Net the first foreigner decorated in World War Two with the highest Soviet medal,
Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Czechoslovak soldier, after the Battle of Sokolovo in Otakar Jaroš 1943?
the region of
was in Cieszyn Silesia 1920 divided by the Spa Conference between Poland and Czechoslovakia and remains divided to date?
sobering-up station in the world was invented by in Jaroslav Skála 1951 in Czechoslovakia?
Czechoslovakian flag was handed over by the French President in the small Vosges town of ?
, founded by émigré Socialist League of the New East Socialist-Revolutionaries in Czechoslovakia in 1927, called for splitting up the Soviet Union into separate national states?
the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden at the
has a Bohemian Citizens' Benevolent Society lime tree that was planted by former Czechoslovakia president Václav Havel?
a pioneer of the
pre-war Czechoslovak swing music lives in Jiří Traxler Canada?
a 1930 proposal in the
Czechoslovak parliament for greater autonomy for Transcarpathia, presented by the , gained support from the Autonomous Agrarian Union German National Socialists?
Polish writer was a member of the Cultural Committee of the National Assembly of Gustaw Przeczek Czechoslovakia in the 1950s?
British MP was nicknamed "greedy bastard" by the Will Owen Czechoslovak intelligence agency to whom he sold secrets?
, a declaration signed by hundreds of Chinese intellectuals, was modeled on Charter 08 Czechoslovakian Charter 77?
Jaromir Jagr became the first Czechoslovakian to be drafted in the NHL without defecting when he was selected in the in 1990?
first round by the Pittsburgh Penguins
Czech jazz double-bassist co-founded Luděk Hulan Studio 5, one of the most important modern jazz ensembles in Czechoslovakia?
Czech film and stage director was a notable exponent of the Evald Schorm New Wave in Czechoslovak cinema?
Czechoslovak General was accused of Heliodor Píka espionage and high treason on the basis of an "appalling" and "unimaginably inefficient bit of forgery"?
was the Clemente Micara Vatican’s first envoy to Czechoslovakia?
, chairman of the Emanuel Chobot Polish Socialist Workers Party in interbellum Czechoslovakia, was active in the cooperative movement?
lost five years of his Stanislav Konopásek ice hockey-playing career when he was imprisoned for allegedly trying to defect from Czechoslovakia in 1950?
, who survived two Petr Zenkl Nazi concentration camps, was forced to escape to the West after communists took power in Czechoslovakia by coup d'état in 1948?
2006 novel is based on the real-life mass killing of Giraffe giraffes at the zoo in the Czechoslovakian town of Dvůr Králové nad Labem on the night of ?
30 April 1975
, son of the famed scientist and explorer Odd Nansen Fridtjof Nansen, founded to help Jewish refugees escape the Nansenhjelpen German invasion of Czechoslovakia to Norway, then survived Sachsenhausen himself?
, the first Jiri Dudacek Czechoslovak ice hockey player to be selected in the first round of the National Hockey League draft, never left Czechoslovakia due to the protests of the country's sports minister?
was the only political leader of František Kriegel Czechoslovakia deported to Moscow in 1968 who refused to sign the Moscow Protocol dictated by Brezhnev?
left his Ingvald Smith-Kielland ambassadorship in the Czechoslovak Republic after the Prague Spring?
Czech children's writer was also one of the first propagators of Ondřej Sekora rugby in Czechoslovakia?
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