- 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 neighboring Romania
- Troops from several satellite states moved in
- Dubcek arrested and relieved by Husak who followed the Russian line
When Czechoslovakia applied for aid given out by the Americans, they did not get it, even though they were attempting to become democratic. Then, Alexander Dubcek became Secretary, brought a freedom of press, assembly worship and right to strike; which, were some aspects of democracy, but more like, "Socialism with a human face."