Prague Spring 1968
In the spring of 1968, Alexander Dubcek, the new leader of the Czech Communist Party proposed a policy of 'socialism with a human face.': less censorship, more freedom of speech and a reduction in the activities of the secret police. This period became known as the 'Prague Spring' because of all of the new ideas that seemed to be appearing everywhere. How then did the Soviet Union respond?


Assignment: Read Case Study 2: Czechoslovakia and the Prague Spring, 1969. Comment on the worksheet with regard to the aims and attitudes of the people towards communism and democracy. Compare this uprising to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.