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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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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsBerlin Wall segment - Köln/Bonn International Airport - Köln - NRW - Germany

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A segment of the Berlin Wall at the Airport Köln / Bonn

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location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 4/9/2016

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The Tiananmen Memorial is located in Tiananmen Memorial Park near China Gate Plaza ParK at the entrance to the Chinatown district of Boston, MA

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/24/2016

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10 panels from the Berlin wall are located across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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location: California

date approved: 3/4/2016

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Depicted bronze memorial tablet, placed on the facade of parish office in Prague' suburb Vinor, commemorates a secret meeting of anti-communist underground movement representatives, which held here in September 24, 1948.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/8/2016

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--D-- Erinnerung an die friedliche Revolution in Deutschland 1989 --EN-- Plaque on the entrance of "St. Johann Nepomuk", Zwickau, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 11/22/2015

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsTiananmen Square Dedicated Bench - Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR

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Tucked away under a large tree and near Benton Hall is a dedicated bench honoring the sacrifices made by Chinese students in their fight for democracy in 1989.

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location: Oregon

date approved: 11/22/2015

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CS: pomník Obetem 3. odboje // EN: Monument to victims of the 3rd Resistance

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/11/2015

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsBerlin Wall and Tower at the Newseum - Washington, D.C.

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The Newseum has a significant area devoted to the history of the Berlin Wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: 9/1/2014

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This 1905 Revolution Memorial is located in Tammsaare Park in Tallinn, Estonia. It commemorates the victims of the Revolution of 1905, which was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire.

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location: Estonia

date approved: 10/7/2015

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The Barikades (English: Barricades) Memorial is a memorial to those who died on January 20, 1991 during confrontations between Latvia and forces loyal to the Soviet Union. The memorial is located behind St. James’s Cathedral in Riga, Latvia.

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location: Latvia

date approved: 9/26/2015

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A memorial plaque for members of the Latvian National Resistance Movement is located on the Liela Gilde (English: Large Guildhall) at Amatu iela 4 in the Old Town of Riga, Latvia.

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location: Latvia

date approved: 9/11/2015

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The Point Alpha Memorial encompasses preserved and partially reconstructed border installations of the GDR era. It is a unique testament to the power struggle between two political systems

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 7/27/2015

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This statue about Polish resistance post World War II is now situated above a MBTA Silverline station and within sight of the Boston Convention Center.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/17/2015

last visited: 4/10/2016

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A part of the Berlin Wall is located at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

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location: California

date approved: 7/17/2015

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsMemorial Freedomfights - Vranovice, Czech Republic

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A small memorial beside the church reminds victims of the communist regime.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/14/2015

last visited: 6/16/2015

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CS: Památník Obetem komunismu Vranovice // EN: Monument to the Victims of Communism Vranovice

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location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/14/2015

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CS: Památník Obetem komunismu Tisnov // EN: Monument to the Victims of Communism Tisnov

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/29/2015

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CS: Pomník Železené opony , Devín // EN: Memorial Iron Curtain , Devín

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location: Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 5/24/2015

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

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location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2015

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The memorial plague dedicated to Heliodor Píka.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: 3/21/2015

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Commemorative plaque to university student Marie Charousková, who was at this point murdered by Russian occupation troops in August, 1968.

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location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/6/2015

last visited: 4/2/2016

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CZ: Památník "Obetem komunismu" Vyskov // EN: Monument to the Victims of Communism Vyskov

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location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/1/2015

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A plaque that talks about the life of the 37th president, who help keep peace with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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location: California

date approved: 1/2/2015

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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

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsBerlin Wall Monument - Berlin, Germany

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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: 4/14/2015

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