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Alexander Dubcek

Alexander DubcekBorn: 27-Nov-1921
Birthplace: Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia
Died: 7-Nov-1992
Location of death: Bratislava, Slovakia
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile
Remains: Buried, Slávičie Údolie, Bratislava, Slovakia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Head of State, Activist

Nationality: Czechoslovakia
Executive summary: Leader of Czechoslovakia, 1968-69

In 1968, Alexander Dubcek launched a series of political reforms which ultimately became known as "Prague Spring." Those lasted for a few months until August, when Leonid Brezhnev dispatched 600,000 Soviet troops, seized control of Czechoslovakia, and forcibly rescinded any and all progress toward freedom.

Father: Stefan Dubcek (cabinetmaker)
Brother: Julius (d. 1944)

    University: Moscow Political College (1955)
    University: PhD Political Science, Soviet Union (1958)

    Sakharov Prize 1989

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