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Though ore mining started in the Krušné hory Mountains, it also affected the town itself. It became a trade centre supplying the mountain villages. The Thirty-Years´ War had tragic consequences since the town held a strategic position. After the war, the town was recovering from war losses for a very long time and it was the coal mining that helped it to fully recover. Finally, coal became the town´s doom. In 1962, the Czechoslovak Communist Party decided to demolish the town since there were hundreds of millions of tons of coal under it. In fact, the only monument that was saved was the Decanal church of the Virgin Mary Assumption. Also, at the foot of Hněvín hill, one of the younger parts of the historic town with its villas, area of army barracks, a building of grammar school and a building where is now located the town museum was preserved. The new town of Most was built on the other side of the bank of the Bílina River than that of the original royal town.