BRATISLAVA, 19 August (WebNoviny.sk) – After the troops of the Warsaw Pact invaded the territory of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in August 1968, the ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia strengthened its position of power.
It was directly affected by members of the internal army and this policy was practically maintained until the Revolutionary Revolution of 1989. Peter Šumichrast of the Military Historical Institute told the SITA agency.
Politics has had a negative impact on life
The Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic commemorate the 50th anniversary of the invasion of the five armies under the command of the then Soviet Union on Tuesday.
"Naturally, the invasion of part of the USSR, GDR, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria troops in the then Czechoslovakia in August 1968 strengthened the power of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia through a policy of thorough purification of Czechoslovakia. the state apparatus of the "right and antisocialist elements of society" Šumichrast said. The consequences of the occupation itself extend to the present, while the invasion of troops of the Warsaw Pact itself had a negative effect on another personal life of members of the Czechoslovakian people's army.
"Unfortunately, this policy was implemented with different intensity throughout the standardization period and ended de facto with the Troubled Revolution in November 1989. There were not thousands of members of the Czechoslovak people's army and their relatives who were adversely affecting their next life, the historian added.
The occupation has claimed dozens of deaths
In the night of August 20 to August 1968, the troops of the Warsaw Treaty without Romania entered the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. Units of Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and the GDR later withdrew, but the USSR deployed its troops on the territory of the CSSR. Soviet troops only withdrew in 1991.
The hope for the Communist party and the society of 1968, led by the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Communist Party Alexandru Dubce, occupied the so-called standardization policy. In the spring of 1969 Gustáv Husák was elected first secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, and in 1975 he became president. The occupation has claimed dozens of deaths and hundreds of wounded.
The Czechoslovak government recorded 72 deaths from August 21 to September 3, after which it was 90 and the numbers of wounded were different. The soldiers left the destroyed roads and the destroyed facades of their houses behind. According to the estimates of the then Ministry of Finance, the direct damage amounted to 1.4 billion crowns. Later the damage was estimated at 4.48 billion crowns, but the indirect damage was much higher.