Could anyone translate this for me?

Czech nation has numerous peculiar features, which were gained due to long-term lasting in cummunistic...?something?.... over the iron curtain. One of....

do you like the beginning?:D
sorry, it has just been translated by a Pole, who doesn't know good neither Czech nor English.

saying 'hope it helps' would be rude, so I don't say so...
cheers;)