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Prague, Wenceslas Square, February 1948

Czechoslovakia, after the Communist putsch in February 1948 Democracy vanished and a totalitarian system lasting more than 40 years was established. Communist Party of Czechoslovakia unleashed a campaign against the would be reactionaries and brought fear to the general population. It illegaly established armed workers militia, later renamed "People´s Militia." On the 25th of February Klement Gottwald announced on Wenceslas Square that President Edvard Benes, under enormous pressure fom the Communists, accepted the resignation. Gottwald also announced the members of the new government. And years of darkness and uncertainity followed. Photo: Minister of Information Vaclav Kopecky with Minster of Agriculture Julius Duris (right). CTK Vintage Photo, Prague, Czechoslovakia

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