Prague Spring

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Prague Spring:

see PraguePrague
, Czech Praha, Ger. Prag, city (1993 pop. 1,216,500), capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and former capital of Czechoslovakia, on both banks of the Vltava (Ger. Moldau) River.
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 and CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia
, Czech Československo , former federal republic, 49,370 sq mi (127,869 sq km), in central Europe. On Jan. 1, 1993, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic (see Slovakia) became independent states and Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.
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Dmitry Litvinov, 51, is a veteran activist who as a child spent four years in Siberian exile after his father, Pavel, took part in the Red Square protest against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
After the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine came to light, following a famous speech delivered by then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in which he said, "When forces that are hostile to socialism try to turn the development of some socialist country towards capitalism, it becomes not only a problem of the country concerned, but a common problem and concern of all socialist countries."
In school, at age 17, he told friends of his support for the Prague Spring, while Castro was backing the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. For his remarks, Paya was sentenced to three years in a labor camp, where he hacked sugar cane and quarried marble 10 hours a day.
He was expelled from the French Communist Party in 1970 after criticizing the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
He was expelled from the French Communist Party in 1970 after criticising the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
But the event I recall most vividly was the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia because it affected me and my family.
Always loyal to the party line he refused, unlike others in the British party, to speak out against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
It's no less funny to hear Micheil Saakashvili likening the freedom fight of the two separatist regions to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
The sight of Russian tanks in a neighboring country on the 40th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia has shown that the temptations of power politics remain.
The second book consists of some 100 short case studies of surprise and deception in general war from the First World War's Battle of Liege to the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. The third, "shadowy," book is found woven within the other two and consists of a methodology for studying and analyzing deception operations that uses abduction (inference to the best explanation) for identifying cases of surprise and deception when there is not necessarily any documentary evidence for such a conclusion.
The sculpture, by Ales Vesely, looks like a combination of a skeleton, a giant emaciated crow and a crown of thorns or barbed wire; it was, the inscription explained, "symbolically placed above the memorial of Jan Palach and Jan Zajic," two students who immolated themselves in 1969 to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the destruction of the Prague Spring.
Expression that was acceptable and even encouraged in the early to mid-1960s became off-limits after the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Another wave of crackdowns in the early 1980s put an end to a number of independent wall newspapers, newsletters, and journals.

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