Prague spring

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Prague spring:

 

Why:

-       Oppression of the secret police

-       Low standard of living

-       Desire for greater freedom and democracy

-       Novotny was unpopular

-       Dubcek was more liberal

 

Who:

-       Novotny

-       Dubcek

-       Brezhnev

 

What (reforms):

 

-       A relaxation of press censorship

-       Legalisation of political opposition groups

-       Official government toleration of political criticism

-       More power given

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