Prague Spring 50 years on: Traces of the past
20 August 2018 | 3:12 pm
In early 1968 the Czechoslovak Communist Party introduced a liberal reform program known as 'Socialism with a Human Face', angering the Soviet leadership. In August, the USSR and Warsaw Pact allies invaded and crushed the short-lived movement.
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