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The Invasion of Czechoslovakia, August, 1968: The End of a Socialist Experiment in Freedom
Discusses the events behind Czechoslovakia's 1968 invasion by five fellow Communist countries.
Hardcover, 66 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Franklin Watts
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My sister gave me this book as I have a Czech family member and I did find this account of the 1968 Soviet/Russian invasion of then Czechoslovakia very interesting but also harrowing. It is beyond our experience that another country has virtual sovereignty over you, setting your export markets, controlling movement in and out of your own country and constantly lecturing you on what to think. Then to invade your country in peace time and conduct purges of people who object? No-one in the West wou ...more
I had no idea there was ever a "liberal experiment" with Communism that may have worked until it was crushed by the Soviet Union. Really interesting book about the attempt by Czechoslovakia to attempt "Socialism With A Face", which was a move away from censorship, uniformity, and almost all of the terrible things associated with the Soviets. Part of my attempt to learn about central and eastern Europe, and highly recommended for Cold War history nerds.