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divided between vigorous reformers (Josef Smrkovský, OldÅ™ich ÄŒernÃk, and FrantiÅ¡ek Kriegel) who supported DubÄ ek, and conservatives (Vasil Biľak, DrahomÃr Kolder, and OldÅ™ich Å vestka) who adopted an anti-reformist stance.Brezhnev decided on compromise. The KSÄŒ delegates reaffirmed their loyalty to the Warsaw Pact and promised to curb "anti-socialist" tendencies, prevent the revival of the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party, and control the press more effectively. The Soviets agreed to withdraw their armed forces (still in Czechoslovakia after manoeuvres that June) and permit the 9 September Party Congress.On 3 August representatives from the "Warsaw Five" and Czechoslovakia met in Bratislava and signed the Bratislava Declaration. The declaration affirmed unshakable fidelity to Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism and declared an implacable struggle against "bourgeois" ideology and all "anti-socialist" forces. The Soviet Union expressed its intention to

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