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Czechoslovakia – From Hitler to the USSR

On this day in 1968, countless thousands of Czechs in Prague and New York City turn out in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia…

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The Berlin Wall

On this day in 1961, in efforts to stem the tide of Cold War refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East…

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Did Czechoslovakia’s Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk Commit Suicide?

In 1947 Masaryk made a fateful error in strongly endorsing the US offer of millions in aid under the Marshall Plan. When the US unveiled the brilliantly cunning and generous plan, the Soviets and their Czech lackeys demurred, and by strange coincidence a full-on communist coup was staged in February of ’48. Masaryk was one of the few non-communists left in place, a man largely alone.

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