Talk:Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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Great Recent Updates[edit]

Wow, Domino Theory, you did an amazing job on this article. It looks 200% better. My only concern is the amount of pre-communist, and even pre-war information that was included. I'll try to trim some of it out over time. Obviously, some is okay to show the changes that occurred, but i'm not sure it's relevant to mention that the Czechoslovak nat'l team placed second in the 1394 Football World Cup. - TheMightyQuill 18:12, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

NOT Communist[edit]

People who continue to write that Czechoslovakia was communist should have their accounts deleted. This isn't a children playground. People who lived there, like me, know it was a socialist country. These errors in the article should be removed ASAP! --Redstar1987 00:01, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Redstar, thanks for your attempts at contributing, but I'm afraid I had to revert them. While I'm happy to agree that there is a difference in the minds of anyone who lived in a socialist country, in the English speaking world, the countries of the Eastern bloc are usually referred to as communist, not socialist. And since this is the English wikipedia...
Secondly, as far as I know, Československá was only hyphenated as Česko-Slovenská for a very brief period, so it makes sense to keep it together for the article. - TheMightyQuill 00:48, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
"...the countries of the Eastern bloc are usually referred to as communist, not socialist. And since this is the English wikipedia..." and suspected under Western Bloc false historics propaganda and intelligence control? "Usually" shows a too uncritical thinking for a neutral and serious Wikipedia. TheMightyQuill, pls remember, every native language has always been under control of the country rulers. Redstar, leave it, the administrative guys here can't get the Cold War out of their heads as they actually confuse their own western homecountry Capitalist "1984"-like Dictatorships and the simple old Rome-Style "Apart the people in many confusing "election clubs", so they can no more find the real People's Party in large election lists and rule against the people"-trick with so called "pluralism and democracy". Although, many articles show what happend to people who tried such "Peaceful Revolutions" against Capitalist rulers... most of them were shot with their families without mercy, especially in the U.S., remember May Day, cause "Communist" rulers CAN step down at every time if the people demands it, Capitalist rulers never will and will kill You all, because they've got massive amounts of "Private Property", stolen from the people, to loose, if the People demands it back, "Communist" rulers never had that in such amounts. Redstar, if You ex-SSSR guys have a alternative Wikipedia, pls drop me a link, thx. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Woprr (talkcontribs) 15:46, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

The problem between "socialist" and "comunistic" country lies in philosophy not in "en" or "sk" wiki. I do believe, that someone who knows something about marxism-leninism doctrine knows, that comunism is ideal state of socialist comunity. Simply, all people of eastern block were "building" comunism in socialistic country in aim to reach comunistic ideals. If some socialistic country would be comunistic, then we all will be in heaven. See also for example USSR: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). I hope, that nobody is saying, that in fact it is Union of Soviet Comunistic Repunlics (USCR). That argument of TheMightyQuill who found patent on en wiki is not true, and it is demagogical. Jurajda —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.173.80.176 (talk) 01:11, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

You're correct. The USSR was never known as the "Union of Soviet Comunistic Repunlics" Heheh. - TheMightyQuill (talk) 02:29, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Article should be "Czechoslovakia" not "Czechoslovak Socialist Republic"[edit]

The name of this article should be the familiar-to-English-speakers name of the country "Czechoslovakia" rather than the amazingly clunky and I guarantee you unfamiliar name to English speakers "Czechoslovak Socialist Republic." It is of course standard practice at wikipedia to refer to nations by their familiar common name, then refer to the official name in the lede. So the page on France isn't titled "The French Republic," its official name, it's "France." Ditto for the United Kingdom page which is not called by the country's official name, "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

Any agreement? Canada Jack (talk) 16:53, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

What are you proposing we should rename our existing Czechoslovakia article as? AndyTheGrump (talk) 17:08, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

I came here as a sport flag linked to this page. Clearly, we have two pages on a single subject. Why are there two separate pages for essentially the same subject? Canada Jack (talk) 16:55, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Okay, now I see what is going on. This is a page on one of the phases in the history of CZ, so the link I saw should be corrected to link to the country page rather than the country history page. Never mind. Canada Jack (talk) 17:00, 6 March 2012 (UTC)