2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, the conflict which brought about the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In its place arose a number of smaller nations, including the Republic of Czechoslovakia, with Prague as its capital.
The history of the fledgling country was not easy. After only 20 years, the territory was brutally occupied by the Nazis; and its people inevitably came under Soviet influence after the second world war, a situation which remained until the collapse of communist rule in 1989. Although Slovakia became a separate state in 1993, the centenary of the republic is being commemorated in both countries, with many activities taking place on and around the date of independence, 28 October.
To find out more about people, places and events associated with the 100 years of the Czechoslovak Republic, feel free to follow the link below to the informative prague.eu website