Brezhnev Doctrine

   In broad terms this refers to policies put forward by Leonid Brezhnev as general-secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In particular, it refers to the policies of peaceful coexistence and détente with the capitalist world, but with grounds outlined for Soviet intervention in other socialist countries where the socialist regime was threatened. This doctrine was put forward by Brezhnev in a speech to the Polish Communist Party in 1968, and it was used to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia in the same year.

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