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Prague Spring

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Prague Spring 1968

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Prague Spring

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Czechoslovakia Invaded - 1968 | Today In History | 20 Aug 17

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5th January 1968: Prague Spring begins in Czechoslovakia

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Prague Spring Festival - watch concerts online!

The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), and continued until 21 August 1968 when the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms.
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    • Background 

    • Dubček's rise to power 

    • Socialism with a human face 

    • Soviet reaction 

    • Aftermath 

    • Anarchist analysis 

    • Memory