@nickras: And what is US now, if not a police state?)
I'm talking about fact that US did much more and much worse. While you can mention only Chernobyl, i can mention Vietnam, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Yugoslavia and many other events. About training ISIS, for example.
I'm talking about that with all such crimes people from US have no right to judge at all and other people shall not speak about USSR as the empire of evil. I perfectly know about what was invasion of Czechoslovakia. You see, during this years USSR had an experiment about how to "build communism with a human face", about how to modernize economy and put right the wrongs of Khrushchev who choose extensive part of development. Sadly in Czechoslovakia this experiment was even too much succesfull and that led to independent policy of Dubček and because of that Brezhnev gave the order to bring Czechoslovakia back in line. What i mentioned is that this invasion was basically bloodless and after that there was no big repressions. Even Dubcek stayed as ambassador to Turkey.
What about the 50s, Stalin basically murdering millions of his country's citizens and sending many more into gulags, eliminating any kind of opposition through sheer force?
I wonder where did you get that "communism with a human face" was a project of the USSR, because that's absolutely not true. Saying that Khrushchev "chose extensive part of development" is very funny, since Czechoslovakia was pretty much the most developed part of the eastern block, being a considerable economic power since the 30s. I can't help but wonder what you mean by "this experiment was even too much successful"-after all, the point of this movement was to change the economical and social state of the country, not to get away from eastern influence. There were no big repressions? For god's sake, this invasion started the Normalization, one of the darkest periods of Czech history...
Oh and about Dubcek, he worked as ambassador to Turkey from 1969 to 1970.
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