ZIDARU, Marian
September 2012
Communication & Marketing / Revista De Comunicare Si Marketing;Sep2012, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p77
Academic Journal
The forces of the Soviet Union and of Poland, Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary invaded Czechoslovakia in the night of August 20-21st 1968. According to a NATO document in the decision of invasion took by the Soviet leaders "there was possibly a fear that Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Romania might form a little entente". Soviet action in Czechoslovakia was seen by NATO analyst as a "holding operation" rather than a further stage in a programme of Soviet expansion. These analyst believed that the continued strain in Soviet- Romanian and Soviet- Yugoslav relations inject a notable element of uncertainty into the situation.


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