The leaders of the Soviet Union undoubtedly knew that their invasion of Czechoslovakia would anger and dismay not only Moscow's enemies, but many of its friends around the world. The Russians doubtlessly also calculated that the storm of protest by other Communist parties would soon subside, just as it did after Hungary in 1956. After all, the tradition of loyalty to the "Motherland of the Revolution" is long, emotional and prudent. As the world's second greatest power, Russia can provide better than anyone else the money, arms and technical aid that struggling Communists...

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