Why did the USSR feel threatened by events in Hungary and Czechoslovakia

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  • Why did the USSR feel threatened by events in Czechoslovakia, 1968
    • Power to the Farmers
      • announced that farmers would have the right to form independent co-operatives
      • the farmers themselves would direct the work that they did as opposed to orders coming from a centralised authority.
    • Dubcek stressed that Czechoslovakia would stay in the Warsaw Pact,
      • but in August, President Tito of Yugoslavia, a country not in the Warsaw Pact, visited Prague.
    • It was started by people who were meant to be influencing and were under Soviet control
      • Apr 5th 1968; Dub?ek embarked on a programme of reform
        • included amendments to the constitution of Czechoslovakia
        • would have brought back a degree of political democracy and greater personal freedom.
    • Power to Trade unions
      • given increased rights to bargain for their members.
    • Power to Communist Party members in Czechoslovakia
      • Communist Party members in Czechoslovakia were given the right to challenge party policy
        • as opposed to the traditional acceptance of all government policy.
      • were given the right to act “according to their conscience
    • Dubcek announced that he was still committed to democratic communism
      • but other political parties were set up.
  • the Soviet Union was very suspicious and fearful that any form of rebellion/change would spread and lead to a split in its control of other countries


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