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The Warsaw pact (1955-1991) The Warsaw pact (1955-1991)

The Warsaw Pact formation of the Warsaw Treaty Organization the Cold War 1955 the threat of West Germany’s entry into NATO in 1955 because the USSR to retaliate by forming a Warsaw Pact or Treaty of Friendship Cooperation and mutual assistance Like NATO a collective military was formed but signed among the Soviet satellite states…

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Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia | Wikipedia audio article Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia | Wikipedia audio article

The Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, officially known as Operation Danube, was a joint invasion of Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact countries – the Soviet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, East Germany and Hungary – on the night of 20–21 August 1968. Approximately 250,000 Warsaw pact troops attacked Czechoslovakia that night, with Romania and Albania refusing to…

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Vytautas Landsbergis: Lithuania Under Communism Vytautas Landsbergis: Lithuania Under Communism

The feeling was very much depressing, and oppressive, and depressing with such outbreaks of hope as a revolution in Hungary, events in Poland, strikes and confrontation between the Polish workers with the communist regime. [The anti-communist Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was brutally suppressed by Soviet military force. Strikes and demonstrations in Poland occurred sporadically through…

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An Exiled Man’s Return To Prague After Communism An Exiled Man’s Return To Prague After Communism

[MUSIC PLAYING] INTERVIEWER: The Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, is one of the more heavily trafficked tourist destinations in central Europe. Each year countless visitors walk across the bridge, take pictures of the ornate statues lining the causeway, and move on. But this picture is a little different. It’s a photo that tells the…

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