100%(1)1 out of 1 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 5 pages.
HISTORY1Cold War in EuropeCommunism was not so popular in Czechoslovakia. There were stronger socialistparties, and the communist parties faded away with time because they were subservient tothe Russians. There was also a determination for Czech to be an independent nation. The attitude of the writer towards communism changes when the Soviets take theoccupation of Czech in the 1946 elections. After the Yalta agreement that ended the brutalGerman rule, there was a reprieve as the pre-war president, Edward Benes takes power.The communists did well in these elections, but they did not form the majoritygovernment. They later took the power and instigated their rule with initiation of a oneparty state.The early phases of Prague Spring are portrayed as a call for reforms in theDubcek governance. The voices that called for the end of centralisation of the economyand the call for the formation of the opposition Socialist party engineered the wholeprocess. The call for reform of the party doctrine, and the free economy reforms