Hungary is a country located in Eastern Europe. It
was also one of the main flashpoints at the start
of the Cold War.
During WW2, the Soviet
Union stationed soldiers in
Hungary. They did not leave
after the war ended and
instead took contro...
The occupation of
Hungary proved to
countries such as the
USA and UK that the
Soviet Union could not
be trusted.
By contro...
Large number of Hungarians
lived in extreme poverty,
which made them angry.
Political and religious
freedoms were limited....
In 1956 there was
political change in
Poland. Joseph Stalin
also died, meaning people
believed changes would
happen in the...
Small groups of Hungarians
started attacking Soviet
troops and spies.
In October 1956, a new
Prime Minister, Imre Nagy
too...
After the 1956
Revolution, many
political changes were
introduced in Hungary.
These changes included
having free elections...
The Soviet Union decided
to again take control of
Hungary.
It invaded Hungary with
a large army and once
more ran the coun...
Even after the Soviet
invasion, it can be argued
people’s lives were better
because of the revolution.
Under new Communist...
The Hungarian Revolution is
important to the Cold War
because it showed two
things:
1) The Soviets were prepared
to use th...
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Hungary

  1. 1. Hungary is a country located in Eastern Europe. It was also one of the main flashpoints at the start of the Cold War.
  2. 2. During WW2, the Soviet Union stationed soldiers in Hungary. They did not leave after the war ended and instead took control. Hundreds of thousands of Hungarians were killed or sent to prison for opposing Soviet rule.
  3. 3. The occupation of Hungary proved to countries such as the USA and UK that the Soviet Union could not be trusted. By controlling smaller countries, it showed the Soviets wanted to impose Communism.
  4. 4. Large number of Hungarians lived in extreme poverty, which made them angry. Political and religious freedoms were limited. Hungarian leader Matyas Rakosi used terror to rule the country, including the secret police (AVH).
  5. 5. In 1956 there was political change in Poland. Joseph Stalin also died, meaning people believed changes would happen in the USSR. Due to all this, Hungarians were inspired by this to have their own revolution.
  6. 6. Small groups of Hungarians started attacking Soviet troops and spies. In October 1956, a new Prime Minister, Imre Nagy took power. He negotiated with a deal with the USSR to start moving troops out of Hungary.
  7. 7. After the 1956 Revolution, many political changes were introduced in Hungary. These changes included having free elections and also Hungary leaving the Warsaw Pact. The Soviet Union was very angry at this.
  8. 8. The Soviet Union decided to again take control of Hungary. It invaded Hungary with a large army and once more ran the country. Anyone opposed to the Soviets was killed, jailed or left the country.
  9. 9. Even after the Soviet invasion, it can be argued people’s lives were better because of the revolution. Under new Communist leader Janos Kadar, many people were released from prison and the country became a little richer.
  10. 10. The Hungarian Revolution is important to the Cold War because it showed two things: 1) The Soviets were prepared to use the military to control other countries 2) The USA and other NATO countries wouldn’t stop them
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