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RIP Vaclav Havel | The Number 8 in Czech and Czechoslovak History | Adam Daniel Mezei VB #323

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RIP Vaclav Havel.

The late poet-president Havel is presently lying in state of the Prague Crossroads on Liliova street in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia CZE).

In this episode -- being a Tribute Week to the late statesman's memory -- I get into the significance of the number eight (8) in Czech history, to wit:

**October 28, 1918: founding of the Czechoslovak State (aka, "the First Republic").
** September 29, 1938: the Munich Agreement.
** February 1948: the Communist Putsch or "Velky unor" = "Victorious February."
** August 21, 1968: invasion by Warsaw Pact troops of the former Czechoslovakia.
** the 2008 Klaus-ian crisis over the Lisbon Treaty.

and why this continues to plague modern-day Czech politics.

Also: I refer to the famous Masaryk-ian dictum that it would require the passage of fifty years before the Czech(oslovak) people would learn to be autonomous and sovereign in their own land.

There has never been a continuous 50-year period since the founding of 1918's First Republic. Not even Communist Czechoslovakia (1948 -- 1989) lasted the full half-century.

Basically I ask: who will rise to replace Masaryk's and Havel's twin legacies? Who will Czechs respect -- on an intellectual level, as they do these two monumental personalities -- to lead them into the future?

There are a ton of very smart people in the Czech Republic today, but who are the Czechs speaking about to replace Havel?

In the videoblog, I posit that there must be a series of candidates *already* waiting in the wings...




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