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Episode #12: Sokol: A Movement That Defined a Nation


Sokol (Falcon in English) is a people's movement that began in the 19th century in the Czech lands. With it's athletic foundation centered around gymnastics, Sokol's patriotic ideals helped to establish a revival of the "Czech Identity". Membership soared in the early 20th century as the first Republic of Czechoslovakia took hold. Our podcast focuses upon the unique bond Sokol had on the Czech revival of the past and the role Sokol plays even today.  

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 2013-06-27  19m