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25 February 1948

February state coup d´état

The governmental crisis in February 1948 became a decisive confrontation between residual democratic and totalitarian forces. The communists used the crisis to establish their power monopoly. Although the crisis was solved in a parliamentary manner, the coup d’état was the work of unconstitutional forces. A similar scenario was used in Slovakia. The communist offensive met little general public resistance, and Czechoslovakia definitively became part of the Soviet bloc.

01 January 1948

Anticommunist armed resistance

30 May 1948

Parliamentary election with a united list of candidates