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Prague Spring (1968) Short-lived political and social reorganization in Czechoslovakia. From 1945, Czechoslovakia was subject to the hard-line communist policies of the Soviet Union. In January 1968, Alexander Dubček, a liberal communist, gained power and initiated reforms intended to create “socialism with a human face”. Political prisoners were freed, censorship abolished, the power of central bureaucracy curbed, and non-communist political parties legalized. In August, Soviet tanks rolled into Prague, imposing a Soviet occupation on a furious, but powerless populace.

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Prague Spring

Prague Spring: see Prague and Czechoslovakia.

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