Cadets Learn First Hand of the Velvet RevolutionCold War Staff Ride cadets took a break from leading the group and listened to Radek, a Czech tour guide who personally participated as a young man in the 1989 Velvet Revolution that led to the end of Communism in Czechoslovakia. Cadets learned a great deal about the daily struggles of life under communism, ranging from the significant restrictions on human rights to constant shortages of daily commodities like toilet paper and coffee.

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