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1

One impact of Soviet rule was that Czechoslovakia's..?

economy and living standards declined.

2

One impact of Soviet rule was that any opposition to communism..?

was crushed.

3

One impact of Soviet rule was that communist rule became..?

very unpopular.

4

Who became the Czechoslovakian leader in January 1968?

Alexander Dubček

5

Dubček was a really good friend of..?

Soviet leader Brezhnev.

6

Dubček was a communist and supporter of the Warsaw Pact but wanted to make communism..?

better and easier to live under.

7

Dubček's reforms resulted in the..?

Prague Spring.

8

What was the Prague Spring?

a period of increased political freedom in April 1968 which led to lots of criticism of communism.

9

Dubček relaxed _________ which meant more freedom to say and write things even critical of communism.

censorship

10

One of Dubček's reforms was more democracy which..?

allowed other parties alongside the Communist Party

11

As a result of Dubček's reforms more power was given to Czech parliament and..?

Soviet control was reduced.

12

Brezhnev could not allow reforms as..?

any weakness in control could lead to the break up in the Warsaw Pact.

13

Brezhnev failed to convince Dubček to..?

stop the reforms.

14

In August 1968, the USSR sent..?

tanks to Prague and Dubček was arrested.

15

After the USSR sent tanks to Prague, Czechoslovakia..?

returned to being under strict Soviet control.

16

When did Dubček become leader of Czechoslovakia?

January 1968

17

When did the USSR send tanks to Prague?

August 1968

18

The Brezhnev Doctrine was introduced which meant..?

the USSR now had the right to invade any Eastern Bloc country that was threatening the security of the Bloc as a whole.

19

The USA was against the invasion of the Prague spring but..?

did nothing to stop it as it feared war.

20

Yugoslavia and Romania backed of from the USSR..?

weakening the USSR's grip on Eastern Europe.

21

Western European communist parties were horrified by the USSR's actions and..?

declared themselves independent from the Soviet Communist Party.