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Vaclav Havel Research Paper

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Vaclav Havel was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first of the Czech Republic, after communism ended in Czechoslovakia and the country split. He began his political career as a writer and a political dissident. When he was 40 years old, Havel was thrown into prison for leading a political movement called Charter 77, which gained much popularity among Czechs, as it was signed by hundreds of people. Charter 77 was a movement that criticized the government for human rights abuse. After he was released from jail, he continued to aid anti-communist movements. As communism began to stumble in 1989, he took advantage and became the chief negotiator of the Velvet Revolution, a peaceful transition of power in 1989 that gave Vaclav Havel
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