Dedicated to the 100 million victims of communism worldwide.
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Led the Velvet Revolution in 1989
Longtime leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
Was a prominent symbol and figure during the "Prague Spring"

From its establishment in 1918 until its dismemberment following the Munich agreement of 1938, Czechoslovakia enjoyed a reputation as the most politically mature of the new states of Eastern Europe. It was the only state created by the Versailles Treaty whose democratic form of government was not destroyed from within. The interwar socialist movement was strong and the Communist Party (Komunistická strana Československa) was a legitimate political participant.

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Location:  Central Europe
Capital:  Prague
Communist Rule:  1948-1989
Status:  31.12.92 - Dissolution
Victims of Communism:
65 000