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From The Archive - The Velvet Revolution
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In November 1989 huge protests in Prague lead to the rapid collapse of Czechoslovakia's communist regime, the election of dissident playwright Vaclav Havel as president, and the restoration of democracy. Within months, the Soviet army had begun withdrawing from the country, and George Bush received a rapturous welcome when he became the first U.S. president to visit Prague. (Reuters)