- Had a democratic tradition
- in 1968 Alexander Dubeck became secretary
- Gained freedom of press, assembly worship and right to strike " Socialism with a human face"
- This movement threatened to spread to neighbouring Romania
- troops from several satellite states moved in
- Dubeck arrested and relieved by Husak who followed the Russian line
summary: In 1969 Alexander Dubcek became the secretary of Czechslovakia, by which the nation already had a democratic tradition. The nation gained freedom of press, assembly worship, and the right to strike "socialism with a human face." These decisions were threatening as they could have spread to the neighbouring country of Romania, but troops from several satellite states intervened. Eventually, Dubcek was arrested and Husak took office where he followed the Russian Line.
Quote: "I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism. "
Subjunctive Question: What would Czechslovakia have faced if Alexander Dubcek was not arrested?