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See also: Czecho-Slovakia
- (Received Pronunciation) /ˌtʃɛk.əʊ.sləʊ.ˈvæk.ɪ.ə/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌt͡ʃɛk.ə.sləˈvɑ.ki.ə/, /ˌt͡ʃɛk.ə.sləˈvæk.i.ə/, /ˌt͡ʃɛk.ə.sloʊ.ˈvɑk.i.ə/, /ˌt͡ʃɛk.ə.sloʊ.ˈvæk.i.ə/, /ˌt͡ʃɛk.oʊ.sloʊ.ˈvɑk.i.ə/
- Rhymes: -ækiə, -ɑːkiə
- (historical) A former country in central Europe; now the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- 1968, President Lyndon Johnson, 18:22 from the start, in The President: August 1968. MP899 (1280x720), via Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum:
- The tragic news from Czechoslovakia shocks the conscience of the world. The Soviet Union and its allies have invaded a defenseless country to stamp out a resurgence of ordinary human freedom. It is a sad commentary on the communist mind, that a sign of liberty in Czechoslovakia is deemed a fundamental threat to the security of the Soviet system. The action of the Warsaw Pact allies is in flat violation of the United Nations charter. We are consulting urgently with others to consider what steps should be undertaken in the United Nations. Meanwhile, in the name of mankind's hope for peace, I call on the Soviet Union and its associates to withdraw their troops from Czechoslovakia.
former country in Central Europe