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PRAGUE HISTORY - HISTORY OF PRAGUE

Prague's Workers StatuePrague received the imprimatur of Emperor Charles IV in the 14th Century who made it the capital of the Czech crown and also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

Became a Republic in October 1928, the Czechoslovakia First Republic and important part of Prague History.

Prague Jewish GraveyardGermany during World War II occupied Czechoslovakia and so escaped extensive bombing but the population suffered greatly, particularly the Jews, and only about a tenth survived.

In May 1945, the local Resistance rose up against the Nazis for 4 days till the Soviet Army arrived.

In 1968, in response to some reforms, Soviet armies invaded Czechoslovakia a recent part of Prague history..

 

Prague RooftopsLater in 1989, more resistance resulted in what Vaclav Havel called the “Velvet Revolution” – peaceful demonstrations met with brutality. This ended with Vaclav Havel being elected President.

1993 Jan 1st Czechoslovakia split in two states, Slovakia and the Czech Republic and again Vaclav Havel President, this time of the Czech Republic. Czech Republic gained full membership of the EU (European Union) in Dublin on May 1st 2004 but has not yet moved to Euro currency.