A small town can be anything from a couple hundred people to 10,000.
But what sets it apart is the feeling of community and camaraderie you get when you’re there.
The term "Czech" denotes the inhabitants of historic Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia, while "Slovak" is reserved for those people who settled on the southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains and who historically were dominated by the Hungarians.
Between the fifth and seventh centuries, the Slavic ancestors of the Czechs swept across the region that subsequently became known as Bohemia.
Virginia is known for a lot of things – history, natural beauty and bless our hearts, lots of southern charm.
But one of the best features of Virginia, in my humble opinion, is the abundance of small towns and communities throughout the state.
This idea was not entirely new; it had some precedents in the writings of Spinoza, Locke, and the philosophers of the European Enlightenment.
Two prominent rulers of the House of Přemsyl were Wenceslas the Holy (c.
907-929) and Otaker II (1253-78), who extended Bohemia's territorial borders to the Adriatic.
There are other religious traditions in which religion and politics are differently perceived, and in which, therefore, the problems and the possible solutions are radically different from those we know in the West.
Most of these traditions, despite their often very high level of sophistication and achievement, remained or became local—limited to one region or one culture or one people.