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Dubček, Alexander

Syllabification: Dub·ček, Alexander
Pronunciation: /ˈdo͞obCHek
 
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Definition of Dubček, Alexander in English:

( 1921–92), Czech statesman, first secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party 1968–69. He was the driving force behind the political reforms of 1968, which prompted the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and his removal from office. After the collapse of communism in 1989, he was elected speaker of the federal assembly in the new Czechoslovak parliament.

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