Context Theworldisleavingbehindthewar and enteringthecoldwar(1945-1989) Stalin died in 1953 Khrushchevjustreplaced Stalin as leader of the USSR Riots in Poland in 1956 tokickouttherussians Khrushchev gave a speech in february 1956, saying Stalin was a tyrantwithsatelitecountries
A Change in the USSR Joseph Stalin NikitaKhruschev
The “SecretSpeech” On February 25, 1956, at the Twentieth Party Congress, he delivered the "Secret Speech", denouncing Stalin's purges and ushering in a less repressive era in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Outside?: Riots in Poland In June 1956, scores of demonstrators died when army troops quelled street riots in Poland, inaugurating a recurrent phenomenon of Polish worker protest against the self-proclaimed workers' state.
Change of Leader in Poland Mátyás Rákosi ImreNagi
InsideHungary Hungary became a communist state under the severely authoritarian leadership of Mátyás Rákosi. Russian language study and Communist political instruction were made mandatory in schools. The Hungarian National Bank in 1946 estimated the cost of reparations as "between 19 and 22 per cent of the annual national income.“ Huge income deductions to finance industrial investment reduced disposable personal income; mismanagement created chronic shortages in basic foodstuffs resulting in rationing of bread, sugar, flour and meat.
Before the Revolution – Students Communities After the bury of László Rajk, some students in Hungary decided to form the MEFESZ (Hungarian abbreviation for the Unified Organization of Hungarian College and university students). These organizations went out to the streets in Budapest
THE REVOLUTION In october 23 of 1956 explote therevolution in Hungary
Thousands organized into militias, battling the State Security Police (ÁVH) and Soviet troops
The new government formally disbanded the ÁVH, declared its intention to withdraw from the Warsaw Pact and pledged to re-establish free elections.
The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building.
Soviet Troops in Hungary On 1 November, Imre Nagy received reports that Soviet forces had entered Hungary from the east and were moving towards Budapest. At 3:00 a.m. on 4 November, Soviet tanks penetrated Budapest along the Pest side of the Danube in two thrusts.
USSR Tanks The USSR senttankstoHungarytotakethe country back in line.
Consequences People escaped from Hungary and lots of Hungarians died, Budapest was destroyed. City destroyed People scared running
A new Change in Hungary ImreNagi Wasarrested in Budapest, and forcedtoleavethe place as presidentbythe soviets.
Cosequences: Nagy Hanged Imre Nagy washanged in Moscow Themessage of the USSR wasclear: No Rebelsonhis Soviet Satellites.