"In it's actual geographical location, the area of Bohemia in the modern Czech Republic is very easily defended due to the mountains that cross its Western border It was quite a prosperous area, but it's importance lies in its religion and politics. In 1415 John Hus was burnt at the stake. He was the head of a religious movement which was dubbed heretical by the Papal authorities, named the Hussites. After his death, the local lords united and fought against the church, fighting off a crusade called against them for their 'heresy'. This is important as the survival of this variance on Christian ideology influenced Martin Luther who started the Reformation and the intra-fighting of the Holy Roman Empire over religion. Plus Hussitism became a sort of Czech proto-nationalism, not widely adopted elsewhere. Secondly, it was important in causing the 30 years was in Germany. Whoever had the crown to the Bohemia (Czech Republic) was likely to become the Holy Roman Emperor, but when Frederick of the Palatinate (Son in law of King James I of England and VI of Scotland) was offered and accepted the crown it started a massive war over it and an attempt by the Catholic forces to prevent Protestant forces from gaining the crown. Compared to other locations for trade, there were more important ones. You had Venice and Pisa (the ports used to connect the south of Europe to the North as land travel too dangerousoften), Constantinople (East meets West), the Hanseatic ports in northern Germany (northern European trade)."
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"Czechoslovakia (as well as Czecho-Slovakia; Czech in addition to Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko) was a self-governing nation within Cardinal The european union in which been around via April 1918, any time this stated their freedom in the Austro-Hungarian Conglomerate, right up until its relaxing profligacy in the Czech Democracy and also Slovakia about just one Economy is shown 1993. "
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