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1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

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Czechoslovakia (1948)

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Czechoslovak coup with Communists coming to power; anti-Communist demonstrations ...HD Stock Footage

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Czechoslovak Coup d'etat 1948

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1948 Czechoslovak Coup D'état

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Mourners at funeral of President Benes of Czechoslovakia (1948)

The 1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état – in Marxist historiography known as "Victorious February" – was an event late that February in which the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, with Soviet backing, assumed undisputed control over the government of Czechoslovakia, marking the onset of four decades of communist rule in the country.
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    • Background 

    • The coup 

    • Impact 

    • References and further reading