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Causes of Czechoslovakian crisis
– Repression – secret police who crushed political opposition, economic problems – standard of living declining during 1960s + economy struggling, Dubcek new leader wanted rid of repressive acts of comm “socialism with a human face”
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1968 –Prague spring
Jan -Dubcek replaced Novotny (unpop comm leader). Czech people introduced to relaxation of press sensorship, legislation of political opposition, and introduced capitalist elements. Lasted 4 months.
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Warsaw invasion
1/2 million troops invaded Czechoslovakia in Aug 68 as seemed to be a threat to USSR. People didn’t respond with violence, stood in from of tanks etc, Dubcek arrested forced to sign Moscow protocol – reintroducing censorship, +removal polit opp
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Brezhnev doctrine
USSR had the right to invade any countries in East EU that appeared to threaten the security of the whole eastern block
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International reaction
USA and Western EU condemned it but did nothing. Italy + France broke away from Russian influence set up Eurocommunism. Even Eastern EU governments criticized Russia e.g Yogoslavia and Romania.
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1972 – SALT 1
strategic arms limitation talks, imposed limits on nuclear capability of Russia + US, no further production of strategic ballistic missiles
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1975 – Helsinki conference
– agreeing on greater cooperation between super powers.
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Jan -Dubcek replaced Novotny (unpop comm leader). Czech people introduced to relaxation of press sensorship, legislation of political opposition, and introduced capitalist elements. Lasted 4 months.

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1968 –Prague spring

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1/2 million troops invaded Czechoslovakia in Aug 68 as seemed to be a threat to USSR. People didn’t respond with violence, stood in from of tanks etc, Dubcek arrested forced to sign Moscow protocol – reintroducing censorship, +removal polit opp

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USA and Western EU condemned it but did nothing. Italy + France broke away from Russian influence set up Eurocommunism. Even Eastern EU governments criticized Russia e.g Yogoslavia and Romania.

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