From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada, emphasizing the rich sharing of cultures that helps define today's global society. Also included in each volume is a black and white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities. Once part of communist Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has endured years of foreign occupation and cultural oppression. This book investigates the age-old traditions behind one of the world's youngest countries and celebrates the spirit of freedom that inspires its people.
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Contents AN OVERVIEW OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
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acid rain Agnes Alexander Dubcek American Antonin Dvorak architecture areas Baroque became beer Bohemian crystal Catholic celebrated century Cesky Krumlov chamois Christmas Church cities Closer Look communist country's crystal industry Czech communities Czech culture Czech dissidents Czech families Czech immigrants Czech language Czech Republic Czech Republic's Czechoslovakia decorated dumplings dynasty early Easter elected European famous Czech Festival Five-Petaled Rose flood forests Franz Kafka German glass Hapsburg heritage Hussites ice hockey Jan Hus jazz Jews known Krkonose kroje Labe later Left living married Martina Navratilova Masaryk Moravia Mountains National Park Olympic organization percent of Czechs Poland political popular Prague Castle Prague Spring Prague's president puppeteers region Renaissance Roma Saint Wenceslas schools Slovak Slovakia Sokol statue style summer Swarovski tennis players Terezin theater Today town traditional costumes United Vaclav Havel Velvet Divorce Velvet Revolution Vitus's Cathedral Vltava River wear winter World writer young