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Source: Data as of August 1987 from a Library of Congress country study of Czechoslovakia
- Can someone please check the accents in this article?
The Coup in 1948
A lot of this article is extremely subjective, and somewhat disillusioned - there was no coup in 1948: The Communist Party was elected democratically by the majority of the people. Whilst one can argue that perhaps the StB played a role in securing communist sympathy, it is very narrow minded to refer to it as a coup.
Please tell me if you feel the same way, I think the article is in need of a general re-write.
There was definitely a communist coup in 1948. The communists have won the elections in 1946 in the Czech part of Czechoslovakia (they lost in Slovakia by about 25%). In 1948, they seized the power. Nazgul02 (talk) 23:13, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
What I've done is for starters. The StB 'dead student' caper needs verifying, as I'm at risk of original research - cos I can't remember the magazine i read the interview in.
The notion of a coup is part of the cultural mythology, and - yes - it should be corrected.
The diacritics are fine!
My Czech isn't that fluent, but I'll get back to this ASAP. --TresRoque 22:44, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
STB -> StB
The article should be moved to StB (Czechoslovak State Security). The all uppercase letters was never used by them and I do not see the STB form anywhere else online. Pavel Vozenilek 22:29, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
- Done--Svetovid 12:41, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
You guys might find it interesting to note that the KGB 'advisor' present on November 17 1989 (look at the Wikipedia Velvet Revolution entry) was none other than Vladimir Kryuchkov - one of the Gang of Eight behind the failed Moscow coup of 1991.