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Velvet Revolution (Czech Revolution)
The Russian perestroika that was introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev in the mid-1980s marked the last years of communism in Czechoslovakia. The late 1980s are characterized by public demonstrations. A week after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the Velvet Revolution brought an end to communism. Václav Havel, former dissident, was elected president during the country's first democratic elections in January 1990. On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully split into two independent countries, Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Havel was elected the first president of the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and was approved to become a member of the European Union in 2002. On May 1, 2004 the Czech Republic joined the EU along with 10 other nations.
The Czech Revolution brought a lot of good things for the Czech Republic. We can divide these benefits in different branches. For example in terms of its economy, the Czech Republic freed itself of communist control and as a result they adapted to the free market, and in other terms such as lab our we can say that thanks to a labor strike the Velvet Revolution took place. I think one of the most important and shocking things is that the reach for freedom was really quick (it only lasted ten days).