abuse of authority

"In Conflict with the Socialist Morals some Employees Demand Various Bribes in Order to Carry Out their Duties…" Leadership of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia and Their Attitudes towards Corruption

Kmeť, Norbert

Corruption, bribery, favouritism, abuse of authority etc. has existed in every society. In Czechoslovakia, the first years after the Second World War when a new regime was built up with the direct participation of the communists, were no exception. Naturally, these phenomena did not stop after the Communist party assumed undisputed control over the government of Czechoslovakia, quite the opposite, unprecedented spread of corruption started.

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