Doctrine of “limited sovereignty” (The Brezhnev doctrine) Доктрина "обмеженого суверенітету" (доктрина Брежнєва) (ua)

this term refers to the Soviet policy formulated in 1968 in order to justify the collective military intervention of the Warsaw Pact members in Czechoslovakia. The Brezhnev doctrine proclaimed that any threat to socialist rule in any state of the Soviet bloc in Eastern Europe was a threat to the socialist community as a whole. The doctrine had been devised to justify military interventions in fellow socialist states as a means of self-defence against the hostile ideologies of capitalism and liberal democracy.