Prague Spring (Czechoslovakia)

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What was it like to living Czechoslovakia under Soviet rule?
Lack of basic human rights, no trade unions, no voting rights + a huge fear of the secret police
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Why was there students protests in Prague 1966?
The young people wanted change; more freedom to travel and study abroad
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When did Dubcek come into power?
1967
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When was Prague Spring?
Spring 1968
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What was Prague Spring?
A set of social reforms set in Czechoslovakia to provide "socialism with a human face"
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What were some of the reforms within Prague Spring?
Provision of basic human rights, free elections, freedom to travel abroad and end of press censorship
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Why did Dubcek do this?
He was a loyal communist who wished to better his nation by widening the bounds of communism. He also promised Brezhnev that he would never abandon Communism or the Warsaw Pact
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How did Brezhnev repsond?
Brezhnev feared that Czechoslovakia would stop being Communist and inspire other satellite states to do the same
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What were the consequences of this?
The Brezhnev Doctrine was introduced which effectively meant that if any Eastern Bloc compromised communist policy, the Warsaw Pact forces must intervene.
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When did the USSR invade Czechoslovakia?
August 1968
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What were the consequences of this?
Czechoslovakia returned to strict communist rule, Dubcek and other leaders are arrested, another loyal communist is put into power
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