The Cold War - Czechoslovakia


2.5 CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Dubcek, prague spring movement, USSR response to reform, effect of prague spring, the Brezhnev Doctrine

The Czech leader, Novotny was very unpopular. In 1962, the national income fell and the Czech economy ran for the benefit of the USSR. Dubcek replaced him and the Prague Spring movement happened. In 1968, Dubcek promised socialism and launched a series of reforms known as the Prague Spring. They aimed to improve the standard of living, and trade with West Germany. Dubcek reassured Brezhnev that his changes wouldn’t threaten the USSR and that Czechoslovakia wouldn’t leave the Warsaw Pact. But Brezhnev was unconvinced


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