Moscow, Prague and Warsaw: Overcoming the Brezhnev Doctrine

@article{Loth2001MoscowPA,
  title={Moscow, Prague and Warsaw: Overcoming the Brezhnev Doctrine},
  author={Wilfried Loth},
  journal={Cold War History},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  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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