28. 10. 2016 15:21
October 28, marks the establishment of Czechoslovakia. It arose from the ruins of Austro-Hungarian monarchy back in 1918. Its establishment was agreed by the so called Pittsburgh Agreement that was initiated by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. This Czech philosopher is closely linked to the beginnings of the common state of Czechs and Slovaks along with Czech lawyer Edvard Beneš and Slovak general and scientist Milan Rastislav Štefánik. American and French principles of democracy were included into the Czechoslovak constitution that was approved in 1920. Czechoslovakia managed to unite the two nations in one state for almost 75 years. The act on its split was adopted by the Federal assembly November 25, 1992. Two independent countries came into being as of January 1, 1993.