What caused revolutionary protests movements to arise in communist communities?
“A massive purge of about 5,000 “liberal” Communist followers of the deposed 1968 Slovak Communist leader Alexander Dubcek had “cleansed not only the party itself but also cultural, educational, and economic institutions” (Shubert, Goldstein, 2012). These citizens where then given unskilled jobs. After this a group known as chapter 77 came together and decided that the Czech government were violating promises it had made and guaranteed in its civil liberties. Students in Czech then protested again to demand the resignation of many communists’ leaders. This protest gained many followers and eventually spread to many other parts of Eastern Europe challenging the governments.