Title: Czechoslovakia and the Hungarian revolution in 1956
Authors: Janek, István
Citation: West Bohemian Historical Review. 2017, no. 1, p. 181-213.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: https://ff.zcu.cz/khv/about/research/vbhr/archiv.html
ISSN: 1804-5480
Keywords: Československo;maďarská revoluce;menšina;Sovětský svaz;bilaterální vztahy
Keywords in different language: Czechoslovakia;Hungarian revolution;minority;Soviet union;bilateral relations
Abstract in different language: In 1956, the Czechoslovak authorities successfully suppressed all traces of a potential uprising. It can be stated that peace was not seriously disturbed in both the Czech and the Slovak territories, and no significant movement took place. The Czechoslovak society was not yet prepared for a political turn-over in the 50’s. The cautious change of direction in 1953 and the economic reforms had borne their fruits by 1956, which prevented the spread of the revolution to Czechoslovakia. The pull and let go tactic of the authorities worked. Czechoslovakia pulled through the critical year of 1956 and she got stronger. Slovak Hungarians could choose between their survival as a minority and an uprising in autumn 1956. A sober deliberation excluded all steps leading to a Hungarian revolution. The Slovak Hungarians still had vivid memories of suffering, which they experienced after 1945. Worries of being accused of irredentism were strong and any support of Hungarian revolution was unthinkable.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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