Czechoslovakia: Living with Russians

With a wrench, the mood of Czechoslovakia suddenly changed. Resuming operations, the official press, radio and television began to speak of the Russian invaders as "the visiting fraternal forces." Overt opposition all but ended, and most Czechoslovaks did their best to tolerate their unwanted visitors. While they still felt great animosity to ward their occupiers, they nonetheless recognized that since they had not resisted at the moment of the invasion, it was useless to provoke repressive measures by acts of defiance now. As a result, the country began to assume at least a...

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