"Communism snuffed life in our country in bloodless coup in 1948. Just like that, the Communist Party supported by the USSR, took over power in the free democratic republic of Czechoslovakia. This manoeuvre was not just a token change of leadership. On the contrary, communism cut heads and broke backs to secure its power for nearly half a century...
20 years into the hardcore regime, Stalin died and the communist East relaxed its reigns for a bit.
The brutal and ruthless dictator was gone, and the people grew courageous enough to become to take back their power. In Czechoslovakia, the Prague Spring loosened the grip of the Party, and the Czechoslovaks began to breathe more freely again. Of course, once they got a taste of freedom, they wanted more and more of it. Much to the annoyance of the USSR."
Dr Zuzana Palovic
Global Slovakia, Founder