East vs. west in Czechoslovakia

June 1992
U.S. News & World Report;6/22/92, Vol. 112 Issue 24, p22
Reports that democracy is pushing Czechoslovakia, a once united nation, to the brink of disintegration. Parliamentary elections have polarized the prosperous Czech free marketeers and the poorer Slovak separatists; Negotiations to form a single new government will likely remain stalemated; Many fear procrastination; Some Czechs are demanding that a threatened Slovakian referendum on independence be held; Slovakia may be tempted to turn on the region's ethnic Hungarians and Gypsies.


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