It created deep resentment in Czechoslovakia against the USSR, which contributed to later demands for independence. In 1989 Czechoslovakia broke free of Soviet control, and voted non-Communists into power.
The Prague Spring ended with a Soviet invasion, the removal of Alexander Dubček as party leader and an end to reform within Czechoslovakia. The first signs that all was not well in Czechoslovakia occurred in May 1966 when there were complaints that the Soviet Union was exploiting the people.
The USSR feared liberal ideas would spread to other Eastern European states causing instability and threatening the security of the Soviet Union. They feared growing trade links between Czechoslovakia and West Germany would lead to an increase in Western influence in Eastern Europe.
The Warsaw Pact invasion of August 20–21 caught Czechoslovakia and much of the Western world by surprise. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia was significant in the sense that it delayed the splintering of Eastern European Communism and was concluded without provoking any direct intervention from the West.
The USSR was very suspicious of the changes taking place in Czechoslovakia. It feared that the developments would spread to other member states of the Warsaw Pact too. On the night of the 20th to the 21st of August 1968, Soviet tanks moved into Prague .
Czechoslovakia was occupied with troops of Warsaw pact (Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria; Romania refused to come) over night of 20th to 21st of August, 1968. More than 100 people died in the streets of former Czechoslovakia.
Prague Spring, brief period of liberalization in Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubček in 1968.
Answer: the answer is Leonid brezhnev . Explanation: he was the Soviet leader during this time.
Adolf Hitler justified the invasion by the purported suffering of the ethnic Germans living in these regions. The seizure of Sudetenland by Nazi Germany was detrimental to the future defense of Czechslovakia as the extensive Czechoslovak border fortifications were also located in the same area.
Hungarian Revolution, popular uprising in Hungary in 1956, following a speech by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in which he attacked the period of Joseph Stalin’s rule. On November 4 the Soviet Union invaded Hungary to stop the revolution, and Nagy was executed for treason in 1958.
In the interwar period it became the most prosperous and politically stable state in eastern Europe. It was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1938–45 and was under Soviet domination from 1948 to 1989. On January 1, 1993 , Czechoslovakia separated peacefully into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Because of its German majority, the Sudetenland later became a major source of contention between Germany and Czechoslovakia, and in 1938 participants at the Munich Conference, yielding to Adolf Hitler, transferred it to Germany.
Following the coup d’état of February 1948, when the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia seized power with the support of the Soviet Union, the country was declared a socialist republic after the Ninth-of-May Constitution became effective.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From the Communist coup d’état in February 1948 to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Czechoslovakia was ruled by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (Czech: Komunistická strana Československa, KSČ).