Czechoslovakia: The High Price of Victory

"It is a sad fact that for these events we will again have to pay a high political price. We do not hide from you the dangers." With those words, Alexander Dubček last week warned his countrymen that Czechoslovakia faced its worst crisis since the invasion by Warsaw Pact forces last August. The events that he spoke of were widespread anti-Soviet rioting. The price was extracted from the remnants of Czechoslovakia's freedoms. The dangers were that the Soviet Union's 70,000 occupation troops would storm out of their barracks and impose direct military...

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