Prague History – Lidice A Living Memorial

Prague History – Lidice a Living Memorial

The Lidice Memorial Last Updated: with views The town of Lidice in Spring 1942 (pronounced liditser), 20km north west of Prague, was an example of a regular Czech village. Church, school, couple of farms, population a little over 500. It…

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Prague History – The Velvet Revolution

Prague History – The Velvet Revolution

Prague History - The Velvet Revolution Last Updated: with views During the second half of the 1980s, the general situation in Czechoslovakia became more easygoing, especially after the introduction of Perestroika reforms in the Soviet Union. But the Czechoslovak leadership, still headed by…

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Prague History – The Prague Spring

Prague History – The Prague Spring

Prague History - The Prague Spring Last Updated: with views Fear diminished and political/artistic freedoms increased in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. Changes took place in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia as well. The post of First Secretary of…

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Prague History – Communism Arrives

Prague History – Communism Arrives

Prague History - Prague Communism Arrives Last Updated: with views At the start of 1948, the Communist Minister of the Interior sacked eight non-Communist police officers. This move was protested by the democratic ministers in the government, but to no avail. As…

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Prague History – Post World War Two

Prague History – Post World War Two

Prague History - Post World War Two Changes Last Updated: with views Prague and most of the rest of Czechoslovakia were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May, 1945. That this would happen had been decided by Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill at…

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