Moscow, Prague and Warsaw: Overcoming the Brezhnev Doctrine

  title={Moscow, Prague and Warsaw: Overcoming the Brezhnev Doctrine},
  author={Wilfried Loth},
  journal={Cold War History},
  pages={103 - 118}
  • W. Loth
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
In August 1968, the Warsaw Pact decided to intervene in Prague. The Pact then functioned as a reciprocal reinsurance club to preserve the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe. However, in 1980/81, when the Polish communist leadership confronted 'Solidarnosc', this insurance club no longer existed. This was because détente had increased the difference in national interests of the Warsaw Pact countries. The Soviet Union was no longer willing to intervene as it had been in 1968, but it was Jaruzelki… 
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More references to this decisive meeting in ibid., as well as in Garton Ash
  • The Great Transistion. American-Soviet Relations and the End of the Cold War
Soviet Policy During the Polish Crisis
  • Cold War International History Project Bulletin
  • 1995
Annex to the Politburo minutes of
    Jaruzelski does not mention the differentiation of a first and possibly second level
    • 1993
    or an overview see Loth
      On the course of the negotiations see Dubceks advisor Zdenek Mlynar
      • Nachtfrost: Erfahrungen auf dem Weg vom realen zum menschlichen Sozialismus
      or a general account see .rançois .ejtö, La fin des démocraties populaires. Les chemins du post-communisme (Paris, 1997); for an overview see Wilfried Loth
      • Entspannung und Abrüstung
      Minutes in the archive of the CS.R Commission of Investigation for the years 196770, see ibid
        or other reports see Mark Kramer, Jaruzelski, the Soviet Union, and the Imposition of Marital Law in Poland: New Light on the Mystery of
        • As recorded in the minutes of the CPSU-Politburo meeting of 29 Oct
        • 1981
        Operational plans of the National Peoples Army of early
        • Cold War International History Project Bulletin