Soviet Power

From Soviet Power to Freedom Interwar Period and World War II (1920-1946) Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory and half of its population due to the Treaty of Trianon in 1920, leading to national resentment and the enactment of anti-Semitic laws. Hungary declared war on the USSR in 1941 and saw power seized by the Arrow Cross (the Hungarian Nazis) in October 1944, leading to the deportation of 700,000 Jews. The country proclaimed a republic in 1946, with Zoltan Tildy …

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