Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Prague Spring

On this day, June 14, 1968 the Czech government announced liberalising reforms under Alexander Dubček.

Is it possible to say that what happened in Czechoslovakia in June 1968 was the precursor to the collapse of Soviet rule in eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall?

Although the People's Army of the German Democratic Republic  were prepared to participate in the invasion of Czechoslovakia, they were ordered by Moscow not to cross the border just hours before the invasion.

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