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Religion, Culture, and Politics of Central Europe:
This course examines the creation and recreation of nations in Central Europe and focuses on the history, politics and culture of the area between Germany and the former Soviet Union. Particular attention is paid to the unique formational experience of Czechs, Poles, Hungarians and Slovaks from the turn of the 20th century to the end of WW II. In depth analysis of the communist period, the revolutions of 1989, as well as post-communist development and the move towards NATO and European Union membership, carry our studies to the contemporary era.