They also both agreed that neither could use the Czechoslovak state symbols, but the czechs had their fingers crossed the entire time and kept the flag anyways
The thing is the Czechoslovak anthem was just the first verse of a Czech song followed by the first verse of a different, Slovak song.
Each country had their separate anthems that were joined together in the federation.
So you're not incorrect but it's not like they were the same song. It was two anthems sung in succession.
You are correct but very misleading.
There’s the Czech republic and there Slovakia. But where did the O go?!?
tangentially related: my mother's best friend growing up was from Czechoslovakia. She came here to the states before it split. She learned English, of course, and speaks well enough, but never perfectly. She often trips over words.
But she's been here long enough that she no longer remember the Czech words either. She barely speaks it at all. So when she flubs an easy word, she doesn't even have another language to fall back on. it was always super frustrating for her.
I often wondered what it was like to sound like a foreigner in the only home she has, and to have the country of your childhood simply gone along with the language of your childhood. It must seem very lonely sometimes, even with a family here.
their militaries also must still share the same winter coat factory: i have a czech one and my buddy coincidentally has a slovak one. looks the same, except his has a patch on it that says "Slovensko"