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Central Europe

Central Europe is the region of Europe between Eastern Europe and Western Europe, frequently taken to include Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. List of countries which sometimes are included is however much larger, and many times it includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Sometimes countries which consider themselves part of Central Europe consider states east from that as Eastern Europe, so it is common in Germany to speak about Poland as part of Eastern Europe, and in Poland to speak the same about Ukraine.

One used to joke that Central Europe is that part of that continent, which by people from Western Europe is considered Eastern, and by those from Eastern Europe is considered Western. Another one define Central Europe as those part of Europe Western from culture and history, which were conquered by Soviet Union.

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