10 Facts about Czechoslovakia

Tuesday, May 31st 2016. | History

Facts about Czechoslovakia inform about another country located in Central Europe. The declaration of independence of Czechoslovakia took place in October 1918 from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On 1 January 1993, Czech Republic and Slovakia dissolved. The centrally planned economy was established in Czechoslovakia after the end of Second World War. Here are other interesting facts about Czechoslovakia below:

Facts about Czechoslovakia 1: the agricultural sector

The agricultural sector in Czechoslovakia only played a minor role in the economy of the country after the Second World War.  The industry was focused on the production of airplane engine, aircraft, electronic and machinery.

Facts about Czechoslovakia 2: the energy

Czechoslovakia had to import natural gas and crude oil from Soviet Union because of the small amount of energy after the Second World War.

czechoslovakia at night

czechoslovakia at night

Facts about Czechoslovakia 3: the education

The kids at the age of 6 to 15 should be educated for it was compulsory. Moreover, the students did not have to pay for their education for it was free.

Facts about Czechoslovakia 4: the religions

Based on the report in 1991, 30 percent of the people were atheist. The Evangelical Lutheran occupied 5.3 percent of the people in Czechoslovakia.  The Roman Catholics occupied 46 percent.

czechoslovakia beauty

czechoslovakia beauty

Facts about Czechoslovakia 5: the free health care

All citizens earned the free health care after the Second World War. During 1960s and 1970s, the rural health care was enhanced in the country. Find facts about Cuba here.

Facts about Czechoslovakia 6: the communist rule

The Communist Party controlled the mass media in Czechoslovakia when it was under the rule of Communists. It was forbidden for the people to have any private ownership on the agency and publication of mass media.



Facts about Czechoslovakia 7: national football team

The national football team gained an international acclaim. In the FIFA World Cup Finals, Czechoslovakia football team appeared eight times. In 1934 and 1962, it ended up as the runner up. Get facts about Cyprus here.

Facts about Czechoslovakia 8: other sport achievements

In 1976, Czechoslovakia national football team became the winner in European Football Championship. In 1980, it became the third winner. In 1980, it earned Olympic Gold.

facts about czechoslovakia

facts about czechoslovakia

Facts about Czechoslovakia 9: the tennis players

There were several tennis players born in Czechoslovakia such as Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis and Ivan Lendl.

Facts about Czechoslovakia 10: the national ice hockey team

The national ice hockey team in Czechoslovakia also earned international recognition.  They got several medals.

czechoslovakia politics

czechoslovakia politics

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