Monday, August 20, 2018

On this day in 1968, Communists invade Czechoslovakia, crushing reform movement

Communism is not cool. It never has been, it never will be. Do you need evidence? Fifty years ago today the Warsaw Pact, a leftist counterpart to NATO led by the Soviet Union, invaded Czechoslovakia, ending the "Prague Spring" reform movement. All Warsaw Pact states, except for Albania and Romania, participated.

Czechoslovakia didn't regain its freedom until the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

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