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Czech Republic. AIESEC Country Presentation . Czech Republic Česká republika. So where to look for Czech Republic?. HEY, it's just in the of Europe. And who lives next door?.

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Czech Republic

AIESEC Country Presentation


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Czech RepublicČeská republika

So where to look for Czech Republic?

HEY, it's just in the of Europe...

And who lives next door?

Many many Also a lot of Some And our Slovak

Germans :-) Polish guys Austrians “brothers”


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Some basic facts

AREA: 78 866 km2 (five times smaller than Germany)

POPULATION: approx. 10 million

CAPITAL: Praha (Prague) – 1.2 million inhabitans

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN: Sněžka, 1602 m

GDP per capita: 18 100 USD (Germany: 29 100 USD)

CURRENCY: Kč – Czech Koruna (1€ = 28 Kč)

Member of the EU since 1 May 2004


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Division

Two historical lands: Bohemia (Čechy) and Moravia (Morava)...

...and 14 administrative regions


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Our History in Short


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Czechoslovakia

1918 Independent Czechoslovak state founded

1939 – 1945 Nazi occupation

(Reichsprotektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Slovakia is a separated state)

1945 – 1948 After-war reconstruction, Czechoslovakia re-established

1948 Communists take over

1968 Prague Spring, Soviet occupation

1989 Velvet Revolution, Communism is over

1993 Czechoslovakia splits up into Czech Republic and Slovakia

March 1999 Czech Republic joins NATO

May 2004 Czech Republic joins the European Union


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Some Famous People


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Hall of Fame - Science

Otto Wichterle

inventor of contact lenses

Jaroslav Heyrovský

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1959

(for polarography)

Jan Janský

discovered blood groups

Johann Gregor Mendel

“father of genetics”


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Hall of Fame – Culture

Antonín Dvořák

Bedřich Smetanacomposer

composer

Miloš Forman

director

Alfons Mucha

Franz Kafkapainter

writer Karel (the) Gottpopsinger


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Hall of Fame – Sport

Dominik Hašek

Jaromír Jágr ice-hockey, goalkeeper

ice-hockey

Pavel Nedvěd Roman Šebrle

football decathlon


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Hall of Fame – Politics

Madeleine Albright former US Secretary of State

Václav Havel

our prezident 1990-2003

also writer

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

the first prezident of Czechoslovakia


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Hall of Fame – Others

Jan Ámos Komenský (Comenius)

philosopher and teacher

Sigmund Freud

psychoanalyst

Tomáš Baťa

businessman


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Hall of Fame – Others

Eva Herzigová

top model

Dolly Buster

porn star


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What Are Czechs Good At?


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Well, we are definitely good in ice-hockey!

1996 – 2006: 6x World Champions, 1x Second, 1x Third

Gold Medal at Olympic Games in Nagano '98

Bronze Medal at Olympic Games in Torino '06


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Everybody knows Czech beer is the best!

We are also “best” in drinking it - by average, every Czech person

drinks 160 litres of beer a year


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We have got long tradition in making “big toys”

Trains...

...trams

Škoda cars...

...Tatra trucks

...etc


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Some other well known products

CRYSTAL GLASS

BECHEROVKA

and other alcohol drinks

SEMTEX


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Maybe you know some of our cartoons for children...

...and fairy-tales


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And Now a Bit of Sightseeing!


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Praha (Prague)

Old Prague protected by UNESCO, the largest castle complex in the world


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Brno

Second biggest city, capital of Moravia


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Olomouc

A beautiful city in Moravia


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Pardubice

The city of czech traditional gingerbread


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Plzeň (Pilsen)

The beer city...


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České Budějovice (Budweis)

...and another one


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Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)

Famous spa town


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Ostrava

Industrial city in northern Moravia


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Zlín

City, where Thomas Baťa was born


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Karlštejn Castle

Built in 1355


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Hluboká Chateau


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Karviná


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And That's All About Czechs, Folks!

 Come to experience it


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