Bratislava Slovakia Travel Guide - Slovak Republic
Alexander Dubcek was a Slovak politician and Czechlosovakia's head
of state for a brief period (1968-1969).
Dubcek tried to reform the communist state and establish "socialism
with a human face".
Dubcek's liberalization policies were not well received in Moscow, however,
and the country was invaded by the USSR and its Warsaw Pact allies in
1968 (Prague Spring).
When the communist system collapsed in 1989, Dubcek became Speaker
of the federal Czechoslovak parliament.
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