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Dubček, Alexander

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishDubček, AlexanderAlexander DubčekDub‧ček, Al‧ex‧an‧der /ˈdʊbtʃek, ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndə $ -ˈzændər/  (1921–92) a Czech politician who was the leader of the Communist Party from 1968 to 1969. He made political changes that gave people in Czechoslovakia more freedom, and this period was called the Prague Spring. It ended when the Soviet government sent its army to take control of the country.
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