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Saturday 1 July 2006

National Anthem - Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (officially called Czechia) came into existence only in 1993 when Czechoslovakia separated peacefully into two separate countries now known as the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Czechoslovakia, as a political entity, also had a very recent origin having come into being in 1918 as part of the break-up of the Habsburg Empire which, until the end of the First World War, was the main power in central Europe. The Czech Republic, which became a member of the European Union in 2004, has a team in the Football World Cup and this is its national anthem:

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