SLOVAK PARTICULARITIES OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK SECURITY SYSTEM OF THE LATE 1960´S
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The study deals with the complex and so far insufficiently processed topic of building the security system of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in the period of the 1960s. The text of the study uses a period term "defence system", which is, however, an obsolete terminology. In its basic features, it corresponds to the modern term "state security system". The period in question is specific in that the ideological model of the "all state defence" ended with a fiasco and with the military intervention of part of the Warsaw Pact troops in August 1968, which violently interrupted the courageous discussions on one's own defence doctrine in the period of the so-called Prague Spring. After the establishment of the federation, a new model of the "defence system" began to be implemented, in which the importance of Slovakia increased. The Army became the basis of the whole system yet again. However, the importance of nationwide preparation of the population for the anticipated war conflict with the "West" has increased. The basis of the new model of the "defence system" from the late 1960s was still valid in various modifications in the following period.
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