Prague's Spring

Simmons, Michael
August 2008
History Today;Aug2008, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p24
Seven years on from the Soviet-led invasion of what was then Czechoslovakia, the poker-faced authorities in Prague still felt the need to justify the trauma that had shaken their country. 'With Soviet help,' said a guidebook published in 1975, 'Czechoslovak society was saved from civil war… There is no future for an independent and socialist Czechoslovakia outside of alliance with the Soviet Union.' Did US policy-makers at the time go along with that view?


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