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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[edit]

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)

Attempted rewrite

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[edit]

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)

Yes check.svg Done--Svetovid 12:41, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

a footnote:[edit]

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.

Karel Bata (talk) 11:13, 18 October 2008 (UTC)