For a brief period in 1968, Prague was the center of a liberal reform movement, sometimes called the Prague Spring, in Czechoslovakia. The movement ended after tanks and soldiers from the Soviet Union and several other Eastern European Communist countries swept into Prague. In the late 1980's, Prague was also the center of the movement that led to the end of Communist control of Czechoslovakia. In 1993, the independent countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia were formed to replace Czechoslovakia. Prague remained the capital of the Czech Republic.
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Mastny, Vojtech. "Prague." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.