What were the causes and consequences of the Prague Spring?

In this lesson, you will travel to Czechoslovakia in 1968 to learn about the final crisis point of the 1958-1970 period. You will learn about the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia as well as what caused it. Most importantly, you will learn about how the USSR reacted to it and what the consequences of both the reforms and the response were for Czechoslovakia, eastern Europe, the USSR and superpower relations.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What action did Kennedy decide to take in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases in Cuba in October 1962?

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Q2.What reaction did the Soviet ships take to the US naval blockade?

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Q3.What did Khrushchev demand in his first telegram to Kennedy on 26th October 1962?

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Q4.What did Khrushchev demand in his second telegram to Kennedy on 27th October 1962?

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Q5.What was Kennedy's response to Khrushchev's telegrams?

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Q6.How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect tensions between the superpowers in the long term?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What action did Kennedy decide to take in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases in Cuba in October 1962?

1/6

Q2.What reaction did the Soviet ships take to the US naval blockade?

2/6

Q3.What did Khrushchev demand in his first telegram to Kennedy on 26th October 1962?

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Q4.What did Khrushchev demand in his second telegram to Kennedy on 27th October 1962?

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Q5.What was Kennedy's response to Khrushchev's telegrams?

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Q6.How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect tensions between the superpowers in the long term?

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What were the causes and consequences of the Prague Spring?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In which Eastern European country did the Prague Spring take place in 1968?

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Q2.What was the name of the unpopular leader of Czechoslovakia who was replaced in January 1968?

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Q3.What did the USSR do in response to the Prague Spring on 20th August 1968?

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Q4.What was the name of the Soviet foreign policy that was introduced to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968?

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Q5.Which two communist countries condemned the USSR's actions in Czechoslovakia and began to move away from Moscow?

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Q6.What was the consequence of the Prague Spring for relations between the USA and the USSR?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What were the causes and consequences of the Prague Spring?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In which Eastern European country did the Prague Spring take place in 1968?

1/6

Q2.What was the name of the unpopular leader of Czechoslovakia who was replaced in January 1968?

2/6

Q3.What did the USSR do in response to the Prague Spring on 20th August 1968?

3/6

Q4.What was the name of the Soviet foreign policy that was introduced to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968?

4/6

Q5.Which two communist countries condemned the USSR's actions in Czechoslovakia and began to move away from Moscow?

5/6

Q6.What was the consequence of the Prague Spring for relations between the USA and the USSR?

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