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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox military conflict|main}} On the night of 20–21 August 1968, the Soviet Union and its main allies in the Warsaw PactBulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, and Poland—invaded the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in order to halt Alexander Dubček's Prague Spring political liberalisation reforms.<ref name="Global">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In the operation, codenamed Danube, approximately 500,000 troops,<ref>Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia. Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved on 23 June 2011.</ref> with Romania and Albania refusing to participate, attacked Czechoslovakia. 108 Czechs and Slovaks were killed and around 500 wounded in the invasion.<ref>Soviet invasion of 1968 to have its own web page. Aktualne.centrum.cz. Retrieved on 23 June 2011.</ref><ref>(Czech){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} August 1968 – Victims of the Occupation – Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů. Ustrcr.cz. Retrieved on 23 June 2011.</ref>

The invasion successfully stopped the liberalisation reforms and strengthened the authority of the authoritarian wing within the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ). The foreign policy of the Soviet Union during this era was known as the Brezhnev Doctrine.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


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Intro  Soviet fears  Czechoslovak negotiations with the USSR and other Warsaw Pact states  NATO  Intervention  Reactions in Czechoslovakia  Reactions in other Warsaw Pact countries  Reactions around the world  Later reactions and revisionism  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox military conflict|main}} On the night of 20–21 August 1968, the Soviet Union and its main allies in the Warsaw PactBulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, and Poland—invaded the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in order to halt Alexander Dubček's Prague Spring political liberalisation reforms.<ref name="Global">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In the operation, codenamed Danube, approximately 500,000 troops,<ref>Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia. Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved on 23 June 2011.</ref> with Romania and Albania refusing to participate, attacked Czechoslovakia. 108 Czechs and Slovaks were killed and around 500 wounded in the invasion.<ref>Soviet invasion of 1968 to have its own web page. Aktualne.centrum.cz. Retrieved on 23 June 2011.</ref><ref>(Czech){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} August 1968 – Victims of the Occupation – Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů. Ustrcr.cz. Retrieved on 23 June 2011.</ref>

The invasion successfully stopped the liberalisation reforms and strengthened the authority of the authoritarian wing within the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ). The foreign policy of the Soviet Union during this era was known as the Brezhnev Doctrine.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia sections
Intro  Soviet fears  Czechoslovak negotiations with the USSR and other Warsaw Pact states  NATO  Intervention  Reactions in Czechoslovakia  Reactions in other Warsaw Pact countries  Reactions around the world  Later reactions and revisionism  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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