In 1956, the Soviets invaded Hungary after the people protested and wanted more freedoms. Similarly, in 1968,
they invaded Prague, after the "Prague Spring" opened up dialogue, culture, and freedom of expression. In both cases, the U.S. and Europe did virtually nothing. Despite our anti-Communist beliefs, the Truman Doctrine, which promised support for ALL oppressed peoples, the U.S. simply ignored the pleas of these countries. Is it right? What could the U.S. have done? In what ways are we willing to stand up for freedom and in what ways are we not willing? And how do these varying responses affect the U.S. both positively and negatively?