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Former Czech President Vaclav Havel Dies at 75

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Vaclav Havel, the former president of Czechoslovakia died last Sunday at the age of 75. Before his rise to power in his home country he was a leading dissident in the struggle against Communist rule and spent several years inside prisons because of his activism. A playwright with 19 plays to his credit, Havel was also the author of several books addressing communism within Czechoslovakia and his work as President during a time of transition from Communist rule including To the Castle and Back and Summer Meditations.

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