>1968 >communists finally decide to do something good for their people and liberalise>changes are popular both with the government and the people >USSR gets butthurt >they launch a propaganda campaign that the counterrevolution has begun in czechoslovakia>propaganda is so inefficient they could't even find any harliners to appeal to >invade the country so badly that simple things like missing signs stalled the invasion for hours>at the same time the propaganda campaign has reached peak retardedness >"literally hundreds of nato tanks have crossed the border">"there are hundreds and thousands of armed to the teeth counterrevolutionaries">soviet troops are jaded, demoralised and will shoot each other due to the propaganda efforts>they are not met as liberators >they will blame and invent atrocities to put on the DDR >the same DDR forces that were literally ordered not to invade by Brezhnev himself to prevent parallels to 1938>at the same time nobody is actively resisting >still manage to send 100 body bags home What a fucking shitshow, wew
Sometimes it's just baffling why we can't put competent people in charge of the world
>bulgaria was involved for whatever reason>their only casualty was a dumb recidivist who was on his way to defect
The soviet occupation forces couldn't locate illegal radio stations for weeks, lmoa
>>6915015What did Dubcek even do that scared the Russians so much
>>69150151968 showed that the communist party were unwilling to size power even if they could.Absolute pussies.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3weyKD1nlQ
>Dude Czechoslovakia being more democratic and free is literally fascism, also we are the actually the true democracies!!!! The west are fakers!!!Wew
Moar 1968 archives pleasehttps://youtu.be/BjyKJQ-oD5ISeveral cops and students died.
>mfw my parents participated in the 1968 riots. Fucking hippies.
>>6917414You are the prime example why children should be beaten
>>6917354The reforms were misunderstood as being the beginnings of an eventual break from the Warsaw pact and the end of socialism in Czechoslovakia.The Czech Republic (not Slovakia so much) was obviously of immense strategic importance in a hypothetical war with NATO and moreover was a contributor to the Soviet economy with trade deals heavily favouring the USSR.
>>6915064Turns out the skills of political intrigue necessary to getting into power don't necessarily correlate well with the skills necessary to be a competent ruler. Especially not in a country as despotic as the Soviet Union.
>>6917414And you're a frog poster. Who's more pathetic?
>>6919471Obviously his parents, if they were '68ers AND created a frogposter
>>6915015>all those accidents my fucking sides
>>6915015>What a fucking shitshowYeah, czechs are savages
>>6919555fucking disgusting savages d-do you have an uncensored version of this anon?
>>6917377>Czechoslovakia being more democratic and free is literally fascismAlways lol'd from that.
>>6919555Košice are in Slovakia, moron.
>>6919488What the fuck was going on, were they drag racing tanks and shit?
>>6920571That´s just the start. Some units even issued order to "beware of the men with long hair, they are the worst kind of fascists".
>>6920571In the communist view, the communist party (and maybe anarchists, MAYBE) are literally the only democratic ideologies. They genuinely believe that any ideology that supports private property is inherently undemocratic and "soft/sympathetic to fascism". East Germany had a show-multiparty system, CDU had some seats in the Volkskammer just to appear somewhat legit, but de facto the SED party ruled the country unopposed.
>>6920591Why does communism in eastern Europe appear to be rather conservative and almost prudish while communists in the West are straight up hippies who hate any sort of restrictions?After East Germany fell, some Ostalgic germans made drawings depicting the west as this sexual-degenreate Disneyland where everyone dresses trashy and plays "bad music".Communist E.Europe restricted music, made everyone dress properly, condemned "moral degeneracy", their military fucking goose stepped and paraded like Prussians, etc. Their universities had lackluster humanities departments and neglected things like women studies... what's the deal here? Why is the cultural divide between communist Easterners and communist westerners so stark?
>>6920601In Russian view everything that is anti-Russian gets called fascism.
>>6920625Commies in Eastern Europe weren´t rebels. They had a clear purpose to build up communism and defend it. While in the west there weren´t even that many communist apart from France, Italy and Greece.>Their universities had lackluster humanities departments and neglected things like women studiesNo one gives a shit about women studies, but there were massive Marxist studies.
>>6920625Because every dictatorship wage a war against "moral degeneracy". Because you can't have "moral degeneracy" without personal freedoms and dictators always suppressed that. Sadly, but i can't find any english sources on that, so have a russian onehttps://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceкcyaльнaя_peвoлюция#Ceкcyaльнaя_peвoлюция_в_CCCPSoviet Russia was one of the first countries to abolish criminal prosecution for homosexuality. Among youth in the first years of Soviet power there was a popular theory of the glass of water, which consists in the denial of love and relationship between a man and a woman to instinctive sexual needs that must be satisfied without "conventions", as well just as thirst-quenching.The beginning of sexual revolution in Russia was reflected in the first decrees of the Soviet power. According to the decree of divorce of 16 (29) December 1917, the marriage could be dissolved without justification. According to the decree on civil marriage, on children and the introduction of books-acts of state on December 18(31), 1917, "the Russian Republic henceforth recognizes only civil marriages...", which meant in those years the cohabitation of a man and a woman, and Church marriage, along with the obligatory civil, was considered a private affair of the spouses.In 1920's acted society "Down with shame." In 1922 its members were held in Moscow in the evening of the Naked body. Later they held processions in Moscow and Kharkov, the participants of these processions walked the streets completely naked or with a ribbon with the inscription "Down with shame". However, in 1925 the society became suppressed by police.
>>6915015Yeah, about propaganda.Democratic and liberal faggots were using children (of course, OTHER children, not their) for the "muh evil dictatorship oppresses wymin and kids" since 1968.
>>6920590>were they drag racing tanksSort of. At least two of the accidents involve swerving around to not Tiananmen the protestors.
>>6920625Because in West, communism is a commodity.Therefore the faggotry and degeneracy because it sells.
>>6915015Communists are retardsIn other news, water is wet
>>6920848>Communists are retards>In other news, water is wetMeanwhile in the "capitalist wonderland"...
>>6920859Oof, that hit a nerveDo you kiss your Andropov virgin pillow every night?
>>6920877You desperate for a kiss, or something?
>>6920859>Hitting a mine and sinking is worse then killing about 100 people, when almost nobody is resisting, simply from your own inadequacy.>Also, it was entirely the fault capitalism that they hit said mine.The absolute state of communists these days.
>>6920859"but what about..."Just cope, tankie. Your ideology is dead
>>6920904The mine was only responsible for a third of the casualties.
>>6915015The Prague spring was a nato coup aimed at splitting Czechoslovakia from the Warsaw Pact
>>6920859Compare American and Canadian casualties throughout all of WW2 and the wars after it and it's still less than what the USSR lost in 2 months in 1941
>they will blame and invent atrocities to put on the DDRSource for that?