Bohemia is the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic. In a broader meaning, Bohemia sometimes refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia, especially in a historical context, such as the Lands of the Bohemian Crown ruled by Bohemian kings.
“The story is both argument and appeal. As argument, it reveals that Bohemian character, citing the place of Bohemia in the art of citizenship, in the power of self-control, in its national ideals, in its policies of accommodation to the plans of neighboring states, in its contribution to the world of creative arts, and in its personal views of national duty and responsibility. As appeal it enumerates, point by point, the injustice of many years of Hapsburg rule, and sets out in clear light the many reasons why the Bohemians deserve freedom.”