The Prague Don’ts: Czechoslovakia

No, it is not Czechoslovakia. It is the Czech Republic, and it is Slovakia.

Even though …

  • The Czechs simply reused the flag.
  • The Czechs also reused the capital.
  • The Czechs even reused the previous president.
  • The Czechs have – still after almost 20 years – not yet managed to develop an official short form of their country’s name so that many foreigners prefer to reuse the old form “Czechoslovakia”.

United against external enemies during the Prague Spring. Photo by the Museum of Military History

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