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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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Democracy movement 1989 memorial on the Potsdam Luisenplatz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Brandenburg, Germany

date approved: 5/2/2022

last visited: never

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Next to the national museum you will find this large memorial for Jan Palach. The memorial is named Palmen, which translates to Flame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 4/25/2022

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A memorial of a naval battle during the Vietnam War in Westminster, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/17/2022

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A large memorial and historical marker display in Anaheim, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/17/2022

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One of many veteran memorials at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/12/2022

last visited: never

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Op de werf vind je een stuk of de Berlijnsemuur

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PetjeOp

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 12/21/2021

last visited: 12/22/2021

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Located within the Cold War section of National Museum of the United States Army.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/26/2021

last visited: never

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Commemorative plaque of Pravomil Ladislav Raichl - a fighter against Nazism and Communism in Berovice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/16/2021

last visited: 1/16/2022

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Ved Koldkrigsmuseet Langelandsfortet har kunstneren Niklas Wendt genskabt et stykke Berlinmur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/4/2021

last visited: 9/26/2021

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The victim of communist era in Czechoslovakia Jiri Pistora plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hertogh

location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/23/2021

last visited: never

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A statue of President Ronald Reagan in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/25/2021

last visited: 1/25/2021

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A piece of the Berlin Wall in a new residential area in Oostende

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location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 1/20/2021

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A piece of the Berlin Wall in a new residential area in Oostende

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location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 1/20/2021

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Plaque commemorating the heroes and martyrs of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Malta

date approved: 1/8/2021

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Plaque commemorating the events of the Prague Spring and the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malta and Czech Republic

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location: Malta

date approved: 1/8/2021

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Monument located at Massachusetts Av & New Jersey Av, NW

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location: District of Columbia

date approved: 10/27/2020

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A Memorial dedicated to those who lives lost in the Ukrainian 1932-33 Famine-Genocide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 10/27/2020

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Monuments of the Eastern FreedomfightsBerlin Wall - Reston, Virginia

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A piece of the Berlin Wall at the Bundeswehr - German Liaison Office. So please visit during daylight hours.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/5/2020

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A small segment of the Berlin Wall in Fremont .

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Washington

date approved: 9/5/2020

last visited: 9/22/2020

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A large sculpture dedicated to the victims of the Katyn massacre of Polish nationals by the Soviets in downtown Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: 8/6/2020

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DE: Zwei Originalsegmente der Berliner Mauer auf dem Gelände des Hostel Basecamp Bonn. EN: Two original segments of the Berlin Wall on the grounds of the Hostel Basecamp Bonn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/23/2020

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A Cold War era pillbox bunker opposite the main post office of Sarandë.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Albania

date approved: 3/6/2020

last visited: never

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A section of the Berlin Wall on permanent display at the Domplatz in Magdeburg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: 12/31/2021

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Mur de Berlin.Berliner Mauer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: 9/8/2019

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Gedenkschild am ehemaligen Gebäude der Bezirksverwaltung Erfurt des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit der DDR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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