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The Velvet Revolution was the mass movement in Czechoslovakia that, through largely non-violent means, overthrew the communist system of government on 28 November 1989, replacing it with a democratic one some seven days later. Key slogans of the revolution were "Truth prevails" (Czech: pravda vítězí) and "Democracy now!" (Czech: democracie nyní).
Unbeknownst to most Czechoslovaks, the revolution owed its success to a British woman, Heather Lake. Deep underneath the protests in Prague's Wenceslas Square, she defeated the Mavora Queen, but lost her own life, solely to protect her daughter. But this act of individual bravery saved the Revolution, since the Mavora Queen was intent on stopping the movement. (COMIC: The Broken Man)