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Brezhnev Doctrine

Definitions

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  • noun A policy which stated that the Soviet Union had the right to intervene in places where capitalism threatened communism.
  • noun by extension Any similar policy of ideologically motivated intervention in the affairs of other states.

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Examples

  • Under the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine, they claimed the right to support “wars of national liberation” and to suppress, through armed intervention, any challenge to Communist governments anywhere in the world.

    An American Life

  • Under the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine, they claimed the right to support “wars of national liberation” and to suppress, through armed intervention, any challenge to Communist governments anywhere in the world.

    An American Life

  • Under the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine, they claimed the right to support “wars of national liberation” and to suppress, through armed intervention, any challenge to Communist governments anywhere in the world.

    An American Life

  • Under the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine, they claimed the right to support “wars of national liberation” and to suppress, through armed intervention, any challenge to Communist governments anywhere in the world.

    An American Life

  • The Soviet Union was still firmly wedded to the Brezhnev Doctrine in the early 1980s and staged showy military exercises on the Polish frontier in the winter of 1980–81 to make its point.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • The Soviet Union was still firmly wedded to the Brezhnev Doctrine in the early 1980s and staged showy military exercises on the Polish frontier in the winter of 1980–81 to make its point.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Moscow justified the military intervention with the Brezhnev Doctrine, which stipulated that the Soviet Union had a “zone of responsibility” that obligated it to come to the assistance of any endangered fellow socialist country within that sphere.

    The Scorpion’s Tail

  • Had the leaders of the Soviet Union wished to carry on indefinitely, Mikhail Gorbachev could have easily invoked the Brezhnev Doctrine and ordered Warsaw Pact forces to fire on protestors in East Berlin or Prague.

    Requiem for a Revolution

  • The Bush Doctrine to liberate noble freedom lovers at point of gun is but a later perversion of the Brezhnev Doctrine - "When forces that are hostile to socialism try to turn the democratic development of some socialist country towards capitalism, it becomes not only a problem of the country concerned, but a common problem and concern of all socialist countries."

    Who will restore George Bush's tattered reputation? Barack Obama!

  • Even when it participated in European alliances, Russia tended to endow them with a missionary quality that justified permanent military intervention in the domestic affairs of other states -- from the Holy Alliance of the early 19th century to the Brezhnev Doctrine of the late 20th century.

    Beware: A Threat Abroad

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