1968: Events in Czechoslovakia

In 1968, people in Czechoslovakia began criticising the communist leadership of their country.

They were unhappy because the economy was not doing well and there was a poorer standard of living compared to countries in western Europe where people’s wages were much higher.

Key People involved

Demands of the protesters:

Why did the USSR invade?

Other members of the warsaw pact got involved, including...

How did the people respond to the invasion?

How did the West react?

Consequences for Czechoslovakia:

What were the consequences for the USSR?