@Dušan bro come on, im not even trying to debate relgion here. Slovakia especially back then was highly religious. Your talking about a country whos previous leaders were literally part of the catholic clergy. The church was vehemently anti communist. This definitly had massive influence on the country. Also, people back then knew what was going on they werent completely ignorant, maybe some people didnt know how bad it would be but they knew it was democracy vs communism. They were very aware of this, every one knew how stalin ruled russia. Also my point about religion wasnt my own, but literally is written in many of my history books about that time period in slovakia, of which i have many.