Who is Havel?

  • (noun): Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936).
    Synonyms: Vaclav Havel

Havel

The Havel ( ) is a river in north-eastern Germany, flowing through the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt. It is a right tributary of the Elbe river and 325 km (202 miles) in length. However the direct distance from its source to its mouth is only 69 km (43 miles)

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Navigation - Plaue To Havelburg
... confluence with the River Elbe at Havelburg is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße ... heading to or from the River Rhine and the west of Germany take the Elbe–Havel Canal at Plaue ... Whilst the lower reaches of the River Havel provide the most direct route to Hamburg and the North Sea ports, variable water levels in the River Elbe affect those in the lower River Havel, and together these can ...
Gustav Havel
... Gustav Havel (born 27 August 1930) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from the former Czechoslovakia ... Havel began his Grand Prix career in 1961 with Jawa ...

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    None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)