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The Czech Republic and Slovakia were divided into their own countries in 1993.
Yugoslavia took a similar course of democratization and separation into its component republics after not being part of the Warsaw Pact.
The former Soviet republics faced a complicated transition to a new kind of economy--from state-owned enterprises and central planning to privatization and production for the free market.
The socialist camp admitted defeat and joined the West in order to end the long struggle.
Communism collapsed quickly and peacefully.
Replacing it would be difficult and full of conflict.
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