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1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

Forced and violent reorganisation of government that directly led to the communist dictatorship, control of the press and of public life. The founding event of the entire undemocratic regime of 1948–1989.

Plzeň uprising of 1953

Mass protests of the citizens of Plzeň against currency reform in 1953. Its size and radical nature make it the largest popular anti-regime protest in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s and an expression of the crisis of the communist system.

Velvet Revolution

A series of strikes, mass civil protests and happenings that took place in November 1989. The revolutionary movement had a wide public support and it led to the end of the communist regime. The revolution was named “velvet” due to its non-violent character.

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