Alexander Dubcek


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Alexander Dubček (27 November 1921 – 7 November 1992) was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia (1968–1969), famous for his attempt to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring. Later, after the overthrow of the government in 1989, he was Chairman of the federal Czecho-Slovak parliament.

Dubček was born in Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), and raised in... more »

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  • ''Socialism with a human face.''
    Alexander Dubcek (1921-1992), Czechoslovakian politician. Attributed. Dubcek's words ("in the service of the people we followed a policy so that s...
  • ''For us she is not the iron lady. She is the kind, dear Mrs. Thatcher.''
    Alexander Dubcek (b. 1921), Czech politician. Quoted in Independent on Sunday (London, Dec. 30, 1990).
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