Czechoslovakia, 1919-1993 Descriptive Essay by rex2261

Czechoslovakia, 1919-1993
Looks at the history of Czechoslovakia from 1919 to 1993.
# 111967 | 2,160 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US


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This paper explains the ways that, from 1919 to 1993, the United States, Germany and the USSR exerted their political power and sometimes their military power to manipulate Czechoslovakia in order to achieve their own political. The author points out that, from the restructuring of the European landscape through the 1919 Paris Negotiations, to Nazi occupation from 1939 to 1945 and to the Soviet domination from 1948 to 1989; finally, in 1993, the Peoples of Czechoslovakia made a choice of pluralist democracy and peacefully divided into two countries, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

From the Paper:

"In reaction to Dubcek's Spring Reforms (otherwise known as the Action Program) of 1968, Soviet leader Lenoid Brezhnev perceived the reform as a break from Marxist-Leninist tradition and a move towards capitalist democracy. On 29 July, 1968, Dubcek met with Soviet leaders met at Cierna to discuss the situation. On August 20-21, WTO troops invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring, proving little violence as compared to the 1956 WTO invasion of Hungary. In the following months, negotiations between Brezhnev and Dubcek continued."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • R. J. Crampton, Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century- and After, London, Routledge,
  • NJ, 1994Gale Stokes, From Stalinism to Pluralism: A Documented History of Eastern Europe Since 1945, New York, University Press, 1996.

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