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December 14, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Klement Gottwald's statue still stands on the town green here, looking out over the rolling hills of the Moravian countryside, but the father of Czechoslovak communism is about to be buried by an invasion of capitalist shoe leather. As leader of the coup that brought communism to full power in Czechoslovakia in February, 1948, Gottwald has been an official state hero since his death in 1953.
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December 14, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Klement Gottwald's statue still stands on the town green here, looking out over the rolling hills of the Moravian countryside, but the father of Czechoslovak communism is about to be buried by an invasion of capitalist shoe leather. As leader of the coup that brought communism to full power in Czechoslovakia in February, 1948, Gottwald has been an official state hero since his death in 1953.
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