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Bénélux?

In the mid-1980s, my new hobby was shortwave DXing, that is searching for and listening to distant stations within the shortwave radio bands. On a large world map, I’d mark the call letters with a red pen.  One of my … Continue reading

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Czechoslovakia Dissolves

The former Czechoslovakian nation might be considered an arranged marriage. This marriage of peoples came about as many European boundaries shifted at the end of the first World War. It was at this time the Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart. A very abbreviated version of … Continue reading

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Matica Slovenská Established

A Slovakian friend I met online asked me how familiar I am with the Slovak Republic or Slovakia. I told Stefan that I knew that ethnic Slovakians have been incorporated into many nations, kingdoms, and empires throughout history.  The most … Continue reading

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