Warsaw Pact Invasion Of Czechoslovakia
On the night of 20–21 August 1968, the Soviet Union and its main allies in the Warsaw Pact – Bulgaria, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Hungary and Poland – invaded the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in order to halt Alexander Dubček's Prague Spring political liberalisation reforms.
In the operation, codenamed Danube, 500,000 troops (some source says even more, up to 750,000) attacked Czechoslovakia; approximately 500 Czechs and Slovaks were wounded and 108 killed in the invasion. The invasion successfully stopped the liberalisation reforms and strengthened the authority of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ). The foreign policy of the Soviet Union during this era was known as the Brezhnev Doctrine.
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