I really do inhabit a system in

which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove to be

mightier than ten military divisions.

–Vaclev Havel, 1st President

of Czech Republic

The Velvet Revolution was a non-violent revolution which facilitated the ultimate transition of power from Czechoslovakia between 17th November and 29th December in 1989. It led to the formation of two new countries called Czech Republic and Slovakia. The revolution put an end to a forty year long repressive government in the region. Communist Party had seized power in the country in 1948. The government was extremely oppressive and had dismantled any opposition through state control. The revolution broke the yoke of this oppression and paved way for the democratization of the respective countries.