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In which European country did the nonviolent ' velvet Revolution' in 1989 see the end of anauthoritarian government?

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Asked by Lavanya, 02 Feb '10 10:25 am
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The Velvet Revolution (Czech: sametov revoluce) or Gentle Revolution (Slovak: nen revolcia) (November 17 December 29, 1989) was a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the authoritarian government.[1] It is seen as one of the most important parts of the Revolutions of 1989.
On November 17 1989, a Friday, riot police suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in Prague. That event sparked a series of popular demonstrations from November 19 to late December. By November 20 the number of peaceful protesters assembled in Prague had swollen from 200,000 the previous day to an estimated half-million. A two-hour general strike, involving all citizens of Czechoslovakia, was held on November 27.
With the collapse of other Warsaw Pact governments and increasing street protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announced on November 28 that it would relinquish power and dismantle the single-party state. Barbed wire and other obstructions were removed from the ...more
Answered by Josna, 02 Feb '10 11:25 am

 
  
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Czechoslovakia;
Answered by rajan, 15 Sep '12 07:43 am

 
  
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Czechoslovakia
Answered by sudesh, 02 Feb '10 10:30 am

 
  
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