17th November is a special day for Czech Republic. 🇨🇿 On this day, 29 years ago, the communistic power broke up and we finally became free, sovereign, independent and democratic country.
How long is the democratic tradition of your country ❔
Czech lands has long history but short tradition of modern democracy.
Our first prehistoric inhabitants were Celts, then Germanic and Slavic tribes. First real country was the Samo's real, followed by Great Moravia and Kingdom of Bohemia. We used to be powerful kingdom in the Middle Ages, but lost this position thought the 'dark ages' of Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The first world war was a disaster but still a glimpse of hope as in 1918, we had our own small free democratic country of Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately we didn't enjoy it for long. From 1938 we were under control of Nazi Germany and after the war, in 1948, Communist party took the power and Czechoslovakia was economically and ideologically connected to Russian Soviet union. Repressions, censorship, working camps, secret agents, lack of freedom, fear, restriction of human freedoms... that was our reality for another 40 years.
The Velvet revolution on 17 November 1989 means a lot to us. We are free once again.. 🦁
As you can see, our country doesn't have long history of democracy, even though we never lost the desire for freedom. We are still learning and our country is far from ideal. But we're making small steps for better future. Hopefully... __
On this special day, I wish you all life in freedom and democracy. 🙏 It's not easy as hand in hand with freedom goes also great responsibility. So many times people are lazy and afraid to be responsible for one's own deeds, that they give up freedom in exchange for comfort. I hope we all are strong enough to carry the beauty and the burden of freedom. ❤🌹 ___
Wish you all fabulous weekend, dear friends. 🌟 .
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