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  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Thursday Feb 12, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    The demands of The non-Communists in The Cabinet

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Thursday Feb 12, 1948

    On 12 February, the non-Communists in the cabinet demanded punishment for the offending Communists in the government and an end to their supposed subversion.




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Saturday Feb 21, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Twelve Non-Communist Ministers Resigned

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Saturday Feb 21, 1948

    Nosek, backed by Gottwald, refused to yield. He and his fellow Communists threatened to use force and, in order to avoid defeat in parliament, mobilised groups of their supporters in the country. On 21 February, twelve non-Communist ministers resigned in protest after Nosek refused to reinstate eight non-Communist senior police officers despite a majority vote of the cabinet in favour of doing so.




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Feb 25, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Beneš Capitulated

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Feb 25, 1948

    On 25 February 1948, Beneš, fearful of civil war and Soviet intervention, capitulated. He accepted the resignations of the non-Communist ministers and appointed a new government in accordance with KSČ (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia) demands.




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