In 1968 Czechoslovakia began a brief period of loosening Communist control. However, the Prague Spring ended swiftly with the Soviet invasion of August 1968. In this activity you will learn about the developments leading up to the invasion by reading the transcript of an important telephone conversation that took place one week before the invasion.
Destination Title: The Prague Spring '68
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Start at the Prague Spring '68 Web site.
- Read the document, taking notes as you read.
After you have read the transcript, answer the following questions.