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Courtesy Labadie Collection of Social Protest Material, Special Collections, University of Michigan

Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

Forces from the Soviet Union and other Eastern-bloc nations invade Czechoslovakia to halt the political liberalization known as the "Prague Spring." Approximately 500 Czechs and Slovaks are wounded and 108 are killed in the invasion.

Pictured: Czech newspaper article on the USSR's invasion of Czechoslovakia and "Prague Spring."

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