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November 24, 1989

SPEECH BY PREMIER LADISLAV ADAMEC AT THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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    This transcript shows the Czech party elites choosing against violent repression of the mass protests in Wenceslas Square. More clearly than in almost any other Party document, the reasons for nonviolence are spelled out: such a solution would only temporarily "return calm," it would radicalize the youth, "the international support of the socialist countries can no longer be counted on," and "the capitalist states" might react with a "political and economic boycott."
    "Speech by Premier Ladislav Adamec at the Extraordinary Session of the Czechoslovak Communist Party Central Committee," November 24, 1989, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, State Central Archive, Prague, CC CPCz record group, W-0154/89. Published in National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 22. Translated from the Czech by Todd Hammond. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116246
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