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Czech republic  |  January 02, 2013 11:19:26

Anniversary: ??exactly twenty years ago broke up Czechoslovakia!


Czech then taken a quick way to Euro-Atlantic integration, Slovak, however, managed to catch up its delay. Czech joined NATO in 1999, in advance. Slovakia paid the price for hesitation and become a new member of up to five years later.

In the same year, however, the two countries of the former federation expanded along with eight other countries of the European Union states. Slovakia is Czech conversely ahead and adopted a common currency, the euro. In the Czech Republic still applies crown and the date of adoption of the euro is not with regard to the crisis in the eurozone known.

Paths of the two countries of the former federation broke up in 1992. Reflections on the division of Czechoslovakia became a real 26th August. Then came forward the Tugendhat Villa in Brno Czech and Slovak prime ministers Vaclav Klaus and Vladimir Meciar against journalists and announced that the Czechoslovak state will be from 1 January 1993 past.

Slovak deputies in July adopted the Declaration on the sovereignty of the Slovak Republic. Subsequently President Vaclav Havel announced that in response to developments in the country resign. In December, the Federal Assembly adopted a resolution on the constitutionality of the process of extinction of Czechoslovakia and the formation of successor states. Closed down after 22 years.

Havel after the dissolution of the federation and returned to the castle was again head of state, although independent Czech Republic. Slovakia became president Michal Kovac.

Division of the federation relationship between both countries benefit. And so, not only because of language and cultural proximity relations politicians from Prague and Bratislava now considered extremely good and superior.

Look at TV Nova report on the fate of Czechoslovakia:

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