- Had a democratic tradition
- In 1968 Alexander Dubcek became Secretary
- Gained freedom of press, assembly worship and right to strike “Socialism with a human face"
- This move threatened to spread to neighbouring Romania
- Troops from several satellite states moved in
- Dubcek arrested and relieved by Husak who followed the Russian line
In 1969 Alexander Dubcek became the secretary of Czechslovakia, by which the nation already had a democratic tradition. The nation gained freedom of press, assembly worship, and the right to strike "socialism with a human face." These decisions were threatening as they could have spread to the neighbouring country of Romania, but troops from several satellite states intervened. Eventually, Dubcek was arrested and Husak took office where he followed the Russian Line.