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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Spiesz ch. 14 (1960-1989)

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    Martin: I loved your explanation. Thank you. Chuck ... ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 3, 2008
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      Martin:

      I loved your explanation. Thank you.

      Chuck

      --- Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:

      > > when
      > > did the barbed wire, roadblocks, etc go up to
      > start with, and what
      > > reasons/excuses did the gov't use (both to their
      > own populations and
      > > to the outside world)
      >
      > They started building them in 1949, Julie, and it
      > took several years
      > until almost the whole border with Austria and West
      > Germany were
      > fenced. They first focused on the areas near
      > villages, and left the
      > densely forested sections till the end. Some of the
      > villages close to
      > the border were off limits except for the local
      > population for various
      > periods of time. For instance, Devin near
      > Bratislava with its popular
      > castle ruin was a "closed village" for a number of
      > years.
      >
      > > basically imprisoning entire countries
      >
      > Now, now. It was done for their sake: to keep the
      > capitalist spies
      > and saboteurs out, and as a military line of defense
      > to protect the
      > free world from the imperialist West's intention to
      > attack, occupy,
      > and crush their joyful lives with its fascist
      > armies.
      >
      >
      > Martin
      >
      > votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
      >
      >
      >



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    • helene cincebeaux
      Thanks Martin, for a good laugh for the day! helene ... ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for last
      Message 2 of 5 , Mar 3, 2008
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        Thanks Martin, for a good laugh for the day!

        helene

        --- Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:

        >
        > Now, now. It was done for their sake: to keep the
        > capitalist spies
        > and saboteurs out, and as a military line of defense
        > to protect the
        > free world from the imperialist West's intention to
        > attack, occupy,
        > and crush their joyful lives with its fascist
        > armies.
        >
        >
        > Martin
        >
        > votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
        >
        >
        >



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