cold war in europe - HISTORY 1 Cold War in Europe Communism was not so popular in Czechoslovakia There were stronger socialist parties and the communist

cold war in europe - HISTORY 1 Cold War in Europe Communism...

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HISTORY 1 Cold War in Europe Communism was not so popular in Czechoslovakia. There were stronger socialist parties, and the communist parties faded away with time because they were subservient to the 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 the occupation of Czech in the 1946 elections. After the Yalta agreement that ended the brutal German 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 majority government. They later took the power and instigated their rule with initiation of a one party state. The early phases of Prague Spring are portrayed as a call for reforms in the Dubcek governance. The voices that called for the end of centralisation of the economy and the call for the formation of the opposition Socialist party engineered the whole process. The call for reform of the party doctrine, and the free economy reforms

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