Slušovice

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Location
49°14'57"N
017°48'02"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Slušovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsluʃovɪtsɛ]) (German: Sluschowitz) is a town in Zlín District in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,000 inhabitants. It is well known throughout the former Czechoslovakia due to having been the site of an unusually successful and productive socialist collective farm JZD Slušovice.

History

The first written mention of Slušovice is from 1261. It obtained town privileges in 1446. The population increased considerably after World War II, when a large number of workers moved into the town to work in the growing collective farm. With time, technological developments allowed for the manufacture of computers in the town's industrial complex. These computers were sold under the Slušovice brand, priced at 40,000 USD at the official exchange rate or 5,000 USD on the black market. As a result, the town became a showcase of Czechoslovakia's planned economy.With the fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc, much of the industry in the town fell into decline. In 1996, Slušovice was returned town status.

Notable people

František Čuba (1936–2019), agronomist and politician, president of JZD Slušovice
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