• Philip Muehlenbeck


Gustáv Husák would remain in power in Czechoslovakia until December 1989, when the so-called Velvet Revolution forced the KSČ to surrender its power and dismantle its single-party state. In June 1990, the first free and democratic elections since 1946 took place in Czechoslovakia. Dissident playwright Václav Havel was elected president, and Alexander Dubček, the beleaguered reformer of the Prague Spring, was elected speaker of the federal parliament. On January 1, 1993, the country split into two through the so-called Velvet Divorce when the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic were simultaneously and peacefully founded, and as a result, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.


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