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21 August 1968

Invasion of Warsaw Pact troops, 20 – 21 August 1968

The military invasion to end the reform process in Czechoslovakia was the largest military activity in Europe since the end of the Second World War. It stopped the democratisation process and created conditions for its gains to be reversed by opponents. The period of ‘normalisation’ started for Slovakia and a new power elite was formed. Normalisation also damaged the emancipation gains achieved in the pre-invasion period.

20 August 1968

Romania’s attitude towards the “Prague Spring”

27 October 1968

Act of Federalisation of Czechoslovakia