Reasons for the Czechoslovakian invasion

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  • Reasons for Soviet Invasion
    • fears of Warsaw Pact members
      • neighbouring countries feared domino effect
      • Ulbricht and Gomulka pressured Brezhnev to intervene
    • Importance of Czechoslovakia
      • fear that its economic reforms would draw it into Western camp
      • highly advanced economy and was crucial for producing high technology items into eastern bloc
    • soviet fear of attack from west
    • only Warsaw Pact country that shares borders with USSR and West Germany


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