Czech Post has released two special stamps marking the completion of 25th years of the Czech Republic which as a country exists since 1st January 1993.
Like many European countries, Czech Republic also has an interesting past which goes back to the prehistoric times. However, the Republic of Czechoslovakia was formed only after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I, combining together the Czech and Slovak speaking part of the region.
After the World War II, Czechoslovakia became a one-party communist state under Soviet influence. In 1968, increasing dissatisfaction with the regime culminated in a reform movement known as the Prague Spring, which ended in a Soviet – Hold.
When the communist regime collapsed in early 1990’s, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved on 1 January 1993, with its constituent states becoming the independent states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
With Prague as its capital, Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful and rich countries of the world which is famous for castles, history, culture and beer.
Two commemorate the 25 years of independence and hope for bright future Czech post has come up with a combined bright stamp of Czech koruna 24, which features an element of large Czech National Emblem.