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1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

Twelve Non-Communist Ministers Resigned

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

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.


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