Brezhnev Speech - Justification of Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Brezhnev Speech - Justification of Invasion of Czechoslovakia

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Victor Kalivas HIST 100 - Pine Friday, March 28, 2008 Brezhnev Speech - Justification of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia -1 This source is a speech by Leonid Brezhnev, who was the Soviet leader at the time, given on November 13, 1968 to the Fifth Congress of the Polish United Workers’ Party, pertaining to the USSR’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, after Czechoslovakia had tried to detach themselves from the Soviet empire. Basically, this speech is meant to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia to the rest of the Soviet empire. From this speech would arise what was called the “Brezhnev Doctrine,” which in simple terms meant that all socialist countries are responsible for all other socialist countries, making sure that every one of those countries remains socialist, and doesn’t do damage to the socialist movement. I found this source on the CNN website under a historical documents section. We can be comfortable in assuming that the speech is recorded in its entirety.
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Brezhnev Speech - Justification of Invasion of Czechoslovakia

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