material designed to spread certain beliefs.
private property rights
the right of individuals to own land or industry
removed from power
a republic whose head of government, usually a prime minister, is the leader of the political party that has the most members in the parliament.
one of the two houses of the Russian legislature.
the common unit of currency used by European Union countries.
Court of Human Rights
the Council of Europe's court that protects the rights of all citizens in whichever of its member countries they live.
a relaxing of tensions between nations.
a government formed by political parties joining together.
European Union (EU)
an economic and political grouping of countries in Western Europe.
a fee imposed by a government on imported or exported goods.
Ruled the Soviet Union during "The Thaw"
Ruler of the Soviet Union in 1985 who reduced Cold War with the US, and allowed more political and economic freedom.
the organized killing of members of an ethnic group or groups.
money used as a form of exchange
standard of living
a measure of quality of life.
a period of time from 1958- 1964 where writers and other citizens began to have greater freedoms.
a period of improvement where Alexander Dubček tried to lessen the control of the Soviet Union.
The First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, who tried to lessen the Soviet Union's control over Czechoslovak. His attempts led to the "Prague Spring." He was later replaced when the Soviet Union sent troops to force a return of Communist control.