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Velvet Revolution 1989

One of the biggest years in history in the eyes of the people of Eastern and Central Europe is undoubtedly 1989; different Communist governments were steadily being overthrown and the Berlin Wall finally came down, unifying the countries of East and West Germany to form what is known today as Germany.

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Václav Havel

Václav Havel is a former playwright and dissident, who rose to become the President of the nation of Czechoslovakia as it made the transition to a democratic country with a free market economy. Václav Havel was a chain smoker, who cut a scruffy appearance and was noted for being a quiet man.

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