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"Prague Spring" crushed: 40 years on

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Czechs and Slovaks are marking 40 years since a massive military clampdown by Warsaw Pact countries which began on August 21 1968.

Soviet forces entered the former Czechoslovakia in response to the liberal reforms of Prime Minister Alexander Dubcheck, a period which came to be known as "The Prague Spring"

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