Meaning of Brezhnev Doctrine

Brezh'nev Doc"trine

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  1. the doctrine expounded by Leonid Brezhnev in November 1968 affirming the right of the Soviet Union to intervene in the affairs of Communist countries to strengthen Communism.
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