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The Eastern Bloc

During the Cold War, the Eastern Bloc (or Soviet Bloc) comprised the following Central and Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Poland, Albania (until the early 1960s), the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia. The Eastern Bloc is also often equated with the Warsaw Pact. Another organization encompassing the countries of the Eastern bloc was the Comecon.
Yugoslavia was never part of the Eastern Bloc or Warsaw Pact. Although it was a communist state, its leader, Marshall Tito, came to power through his efforts as a partisan resistance leader during World War II, and thus he was not installed by the Soviet Red Army, and he owed the Soviet leadership no allegiance. The Yugoslav government established itself as a neutral state during the Cold War, and the country was one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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Similarly, the Stalinist Albanian government also came to power independently of the Red Army as a consequence of World War II. Albania broke with the Soviet Union in the early 1960s and aligned itself instead with the People's Republic of China.
Nations within the Eastern Bloc were often held in the Soviet sphere of influence through military force. Hungary was invaded by the Red Army in 1956 after it had overthrown its pro-Soviet government; Czechoslovakia was similarly invaded in 1968 after a period of liberalization known as the Prague Spring. The latter invasion was codified in formal Soviet policy as the Brezhnev Doctrine.

The Eastern bloc came to an end with the collapse of the pro-Soviet regimes in Eastern Europe in 1989.

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Poland

After the German and Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, the first Polish uprising during World War II was against the Soviets. The Czortków Uprising occurred during January 21–22, 1940, in the Soviet-occupied Podolia. Teenagers from local high schools stormed the local Red Army barracks and a prison, in order to release Polish soldiers who had been imprisoned there.
In the latter years of the war, there were increasing conflicts between Polish and Soviet partisans, and some groups continued to oppose the Soviets long after the war. Between 1944 and 1946, soldiers of the anti-communist armed groups, known as the cursed soldiers, made a series of attacks on communist prisons immediately following the end of World War II in Poland. The last of the cursed soldiers, members of the militant anti-communist resistance in Poland, was Józef Franczak, who was killed with a pistol in his hand by ZOMO in 1963.

Poznan 1956 protests were massive anti-communist protests in the People's Republic of Poland. Protesters were repressed by the regime.
The Polish 1970 protests (Polish: Grudzien 1970) were anti-Comintern protests which occurred in northern Poland in December 1970. The protests were sparked by a sudden increase in the prices of food and other everyday items. As a result of the riots, brutally put down by the Polish People's Army and the Citizen's Militia, at least 42 people were killed and more than 1,000 were wounded.

Solidarity was an anti-communist trade union in a Warsaw Pact country. In the 1980s, it constituted a broad anti-communist movement. The government attempted to destroy the union during the period of martial law in the early 1980s, and several years of repression, however, in the end, it had to start negotiating with the union. The Round Table Talks between the government and the Solidarity-led opposition led to semi-free elections in 1989. By the end of August, a Solidarity-led coalition government was formed, and in December 1990, Walesa was elected President of Poland. Since then, it has become a more traditional trade union.

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Hungary

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.

The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building. A student delegation entering the radio building in an attempt to broadcast its demands was detained. When the delegation's release was demanded by the demonstrators outside, they were fired upon by the State Security Police (ÁVH) from within the building. The news spread quickly and disorder and violence erupted throughout the capital.

The revolt spread quickly across Hungary, and the government fell. Thousands organized into militias, battling the State Security Police (ÁVH) and Soviet troops. Pro-Soviet communists and ÁVH members were often executed or imprisoned, as former prisoners were released and armed. Impromptu councils wrested municipal control from the ruling Hungarian Working People's Party and demanded political changes. The new government formally disbanded the ÁVH, declared its intention to withdraw from the Warsaw Pact and pledged to re-establish free elections. By the end of October, fighting had almost stopped and a sense of normality began to return.
After announcing a willingness to negotiate a withdrawal of Soviet forces, the Politburo changed its mind and moved to crush the revolution. On 4 November, a large Soviet force invaded Budapest and other regions of the country. Hungarian resistance continued until 10 November. Over 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops were killed in the conflict, and 200,000 Hungarians fled as refugees. Mass arrests and denunciations continued for months thereafter. By January 1957, the new Soviet-installed government had suppressed all public opposition. These Soviet actions alienated many Western Marxists, yet strengthened Soviet control over Central Europe.

Public discussion about this revolution was suppressed in Hungary for over 30 years, but since the thaw of the 1980s it has been a subject of intense study and debate. At the inauguration of the Third Hungarian Republic in 1989, October 23 was declared as a national holiday.

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People's Republic of China


The Chinese democracy movement is a loosely organized anti-communist movement in the People's Republic of China. The movement began during Beijing Spring in 1978 and played an important role in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The 1959 Tibetan Rebellion had some anti-communist leanings. In the 1990s, the movement underwent a decline both within China and overseas, and is currently fragmented and not considered by most analysts to be a serious threat to power to the Communist Party's rule.

Charter 08 is a manifesto signed by over 303 Chinese intellectuals and human rights activists to promote political reform and democratization in the People's Republic of China.
As a document of Chinese origin, it is unusual in calling for greater freedom of expression and for free elections. It was published on 10 December 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and its name is a reference to Charter 77, issued by dissidents in Czechoslovakia.

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The biggest anticommunist uprisings in the world:
* 1953 East Germany Uprising
* 1956 Revolution of Hungarian 
* 1959 Tibetan Rebellion
* 1968 Prague Spring and the invasion of Czechoslovakia
* 1970 Grudzien
* 1989 Beijing



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A memorial plaque on a wall of municipality office reminds victims of the communist regime from among the peasants.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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The Berlin Wall Monument is located in the center of Berlin, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 10/31/2014

last visited: never

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Depicted small monument devoted to Catholic priest Josef Toufar, victim of trial arranged by Communist Secret state police, you can find in a small park bearing his name located at Church of Ss. Peter and Paul in town Ledec nad Sázavou.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/2/2014

last visited: never

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsCzechoslovakian Refugees - Zurich, Switzerland

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A plaque embedded in the sidewalk next to the Fraumünster Church gives thanks to the Swiss people for accepting Czechoslovakians during the Warsaw Pact invasion in Czechoslovakia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Region Zuerich (ZH), Switzerland

date approved: 9/27/2014

last visited: 10/10/2014

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A small memorial dedicated to a victims of the Warsaw Pact invasion in Czechoslovakia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/16/2014

last visited: 9/16/2014

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Pametní deska politickým veznum / Memorial plaque to political prisoners

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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A fragment of the Berlin Wall on the campus of Rice University gives a visual reminder of the Cold War and the struggles for freedom in the Soviet era.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2014

last visited: 2/24/2014

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Pomník Obetem trí odboju na Wainerove námestí v Brne - Cernovicích

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: 6/16/2014

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsCheckpoint Charlie - Berlin, Germany

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An dieser Stelle befand sich einst der Checkpoint Charlie. At this point there was once Checkpoint Charly.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: 1/10/2014

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Teil der Leipziger Stelenausstellung „Orte der Friedlichen Revolution“, Nr. 18. // Part Nr. 18 of the Permanent Pillar Exhibition which explaining the events of the fall of Communism in Leipzig & East Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Scael

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 6/9/2014

last visited: 6/15/2014

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This memorial has a statue of Nagy Imre, standing on a symbolic bronze arch bridge looking towards the Hungarian houses of parliament.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Budapest, Hungary

date approved: 5/27/2014

last visited: never

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Bronze plaque commemorating 20th anniversary of Velvet revolution in Kezmarok (1989) is installed on the front wall of Reduta building on the Main square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: never

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Memorial suppression of the revolution of 1956 on the border between Hungary and Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Gyor-Moson-Sopron, Hungary

date approved: 4/28/2014

last visited: never

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A 10 foot remnant of the Berlin Wall is placed at Christ of the Ozarks next to a small chapel

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: never

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsJosef Toufar and Jan Palach - Vinohrady, Praha 2, CZ

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Unofficial memorial to two of the symbols of resistance against the communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia at the point where they both died / Neoficiální památník symbolum odporu proti komunismu v Ceskoslovensku na míste, kde oba zemreli.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/8/2014

last visited: 3/30/2014

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Pomník "Obetem komunismu", Brno - Bohunice // Monument to the Victims of Communism , Brno - Bohunice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ALMOR team

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/18/2014

last visited: 9/19/2014

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Pametní deska Obetem komunismu

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: never

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Památník obetem trí odboju

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: 4/12/2014

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsJosef Toufar - Cihost, Czech Republic

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One of the most blatant victims of modern Czech history was the priest Josef Toufar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/13/2014

last visited: never

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This is one of the several stations explaining the events of the fall of Communism in East Germany, more specifically those which took place in Leipzig

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 2/10/2014

last visited: 3/25/2014

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Památník venovaný 1. a 2. svetové války a 3. odboje Monument to commemorate victims of WWI, WWII and communist regime

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/6/2014

last visited: 7/29/2014

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsObetem komunistické diktatury - Brno, Czech Republic

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Pametní deska venovaná obetem komunistické diktatury

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/5/2014

last visited: 9/16/2014

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The Freedom Monument it Riga serves as a reminder of Latvian war of Independence from the Soviet Union in 1918.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Latvia

date approved: 11/25/2013

last visited: 11/25/2013

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Pomnik poleglych górników KWK „Wujek” // The Wujek massacre memorial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Śląskie, Poland

date approved: 11/24/2013

last visited: never

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsObetem komunismu, Radnice / To Victims of Communism, Town Hall - Beroun (Central Bohemia)

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The depicted small memorial tablet, located on the front facade of Beroun Town Hall, is devoted to 31 Beroun' citizens persecuted by Czechoslovak Communist regime.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/13/2013

last visited: 1/18/2014

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