Compare & Contrast The Insect Play by Josef Čapek

Josef Čapek
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1920s: Czechoslovakia is a single, newly formed country, trying to define itself. While most Czechs support the republic, there is a Slovak independence movement.

Today: The Czech Republic and Slovakia are now two separate countries. The countries split amicably on January 1, 1993, when the federation was dissolved.

1920s: Czech writers, like Karel Capek, are in vogue throughout the literary world.

Today: A Czech writer of some acclaim, Vaclav Havel, has served as president of Czechoslovakia, as well as the Czech Republic.

1920s: Czechoslovakia, and much of Central Europe, is recovering from the effects of World War I.

Today: The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and much of the Eastern Bloc that was previously under the rule of the Soviet Union are recovering from the effects, economic and otherwise, of communist rule. The Czech Republic is trying to become part of the larger European Economic Community.

1920s: In 1921, Adolf Hitler is...

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