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Hungary For Change

On March 6, 1953, millions of citizens of the Soviet Union took to the Red Square to mourn the death of the man who had ruled them for the past 30 years. While they mourned, others quickly looked at the new power vacuum as an opportunity for change. In Hungary, Soviet troops began to pull…

Hungary and the Soviet Union’s Intervention

Matyas Rakosi, the leader of the Hungarian Communist Party, was a strict leader during a time of fierce political repression and economic turmoil. His supporters maintained strengthen even after his resignation in 1953. Due to their political maneuverings, they were able to strip power away from the the new popular prime minister, Imre Nagy in … Continue reading Hungary and the Soviet Union’s Intervention