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Czechoslovakia - Expo Brussels 1958

Czechoslovakia at the Exhibition Expo Brussels 1958
© Expo58 - EGICARTE
Architect(s) : F. Cubr, J. Hruby et Z. Pokorny

"A Day in Czechoslovakia" was the theme chosen by this section to bring you a synthesis of the way of life and aspirations of 13 million people.

It showed you how, over the past twenty years, socialism has succeeded in giving a new lease of life to the political, economic and social life of the nation, adapting to the very different mentalities of Czechs and Slovaks.

The motto of the exhibition, inspired by the Czechoslovak Constitution, was represented by the plastic symbols decorating the entrance hall.

Everything in the pavilion emphasised the benefits of industrialisation and the country's clear desire to share its experience with the world.

The emphasis was also on the development of Czechoslovak agriculture and the organisation of social security for workers.

You were given the opportunity to get to know the way this people conceives the many forms of beauty; the artistic evenings organised in the cultural hall of the exhibition give you a vivid idea of this.

Finally, you left the pavilion with the impression that Czechoslovakia allowed each of its inhabitants, united in the National Front, to contribute to the realisation of world peace through the development of their abilities and their work.

© Guide Officiel Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1958 - Desclée & Co