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A Layperson’s guide to: THE HISTORY OF THE BOHEMIAN/CZECH NATION & PEOPLES*

*Assembled by John Chromy from a variety of publications with the majority of the information coming from:The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown by Professor Hugh Agnew, George Washington University and published by the Hoover Institute Press of Stanford University

  • Why do we have two names, Bohemians and Czechs?

  • Why is Saint Wenceslaus such a large presence in our Czech/Bohemian heritage?

  • Why and how did Bohemia get subsumed within the Austria-Hungarian Empire?

  • How did Bohemia become the independent Czechoslovakia after World War I?

  • Why did Hitler and the Nazis take over Czechoslovakia in 1939?

  • How did the Communist Party take control of the country from 1948 until 1989?

  • Why has there been nearly a thousand year history of friction with the Germans?



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