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Topic: Politics (104 records)

Radola Gajda

Soldier, inter-war politician and one of the most controversial Czechoslovak fascists.

Germans in the Czech Republic

One of the ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic, consisting of Bohemian, Moravian and Silesian Germans. In the 20th century the term Sudeten Germans became commonly used, but it has negative connotations due to its associations with Nazism.

Eduard Goldstücker

Czechoslovak German studies expert, literary historian and critic, diplomat in Czechoslovakia and Great Britain.

Klement Gottwald

Czechoslovak politician, Prime Minister and President during communist dictatorship.

Eduard Grégr

Czech physician, journalist and politician, older brother of Julius Grégr, with whom he became the leading figure of the editorial board of Národní listy. Representative of radical Czech politics of the second half of the 19th century, member of the National Liberal Party (also known as the Young Czech Party) and a member of the Land Diet and the Imperial Council.

Julius Grégr

Czech lawyer and solicitor, a leading journalist and politician, cofounder of the so-called Young Czech Party and the Národní listy newspapers. He was one of the first Czech politicians to rely on newspapers in forming the public opinion.

Stanislav Gross

Prime Minister from 2004 to 2005. He was also deputy president of the Czech Social Democratic Party, Minister of the Interior and Member of Parliament.

Emil Hácha

Czech lawyer and statesman, President of the Supreme Administration Court of Czechoslovakia, President of the Czechoslovak Republic and State President of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

Václav Havel

Czech dramatist, one of the most significant Czech authors of the Theatre of the Absurd, poet, political dissident, the last Czechoslovak president (1989–1992) and the first President of the Czech Republic (1993–2003).

Konrad Henlein

German Sudeten politician and Nazi, a controversial leader of Germans in Czechoslovakia.

Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich

Acting Reich-Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during the Second World War. He was the most notorious and hated Nazi in Czechoslovakia.

Heydrich terror

A period of heavy reprisals against the Czech people and Jews in Bohemia and Moravia.

Milan Hodža

Czechoslovak politician, statesman and journalist originally from Slovakia, the tenth president of the government of the Czechoslovak Republic.

Charter 77

The most important independent civil protest initiative in Czechoslovakia after 1968. It was created on the basis of the so-called Helsinki Final Act on human rights from 1975. Charter 77 became a symbol of moral resistance against the communist regime.

Otto Jelinek

Czech-Canadian world champion in figure skating, an entrepreneur, a Canadian politician and minister, a Czech advisor and entrepreneur, a former Canadian ambassador in the Czech Republic.

Alois Jirásek

Prose writer and dramatist who described historical events in minute details and thus brought the described periods closer to the reader. His work is the pinnacle of Czech literature of the national revival, which was subsequently often cited as the desired way of relating to the past.

K(lub) 231

Organisation of political prisoners incarcerated by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia from 1948 to the early 1960s.

Václav Klaus

Czech economist and politician. Second President of the Czech Republic, in office between 2003 and 2013, and Prime Minister between 1992 and 1998.

Erazim Kohák

Czech philosopher who dealt with the topics of environmental protection. He spent most of his life in the USA, where he studied the questions of the relationship between man and world, the development of phenomenology and the problem of ethics.

Karel Kramář

The first Prime Minister of the Czechoslovak Republic.

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