Geografie 1994, 99, 79-92

Economic-Political Development and Environmental Changes in Former Czechoslovakia 1948-1989

Leoš Jeleček

This paper outlines the recent state of environment in former Czechoslovakia on the background of some historico-geographical features. Special attention is devoted to the period 1948-1989. Main trends in unfavorable environmental changes, their political, social, and economic causes, connections and consequences are discussed. Some possible solution of the recent environmental situation are indicated.