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Thomas wrote:
>Quoting Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > John Cowan wrote:
> > >Andreas Johansson scripsit:
> > >
> > > > Also, is "Czechia" or similar acceptable in English? I'm really
> > tired of
> > > > "Czech Republic" ... or should one perhaps start saying "Bohemia
> > and
> > > > Moravia"? :-)
> > >
> > >I think "Czechia" /tSEkiya/ would be understood, but it is certainly
> > >not conventional.  We also have the two distinct countries "Dominica"
> > >and "the Dominican Republic".
> >
> > I'll better start making it conventional then ... sigh. Where there an
> > English name for the place before the creation of Czechoslovakia, or was
> > it simply "Bohemia" (Moravia afterall being part of the Kingdom of
> > Bohemia)?
>
>Before "Czechoslavakia" existed, the regions in question were
>part of the Habsburg Empire, the Austrian Empire, and then the
>Austro-Hungarian Empire.  They were only regions, and were
>referred to as distinct units.

Well, I've read in several history books that Moravia was considered part of
the Kingdom of Bohemia in Habsburg times. A historical atlas I just checked
seems to indicate that Moravia had been incorporated by Bohemia already
before the later became part of the Holy Roman Empire.

So it seem they were not always considered completely distinct units.

                                                    Andreas

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