Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in Hungary, 1944-1948

Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in Hungary, 1944-1948

by Peter Kenez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521747244

ISBN-13: 9780521747240

Pub. Date: 02/16/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book in a Western language to describe in detail the establishment of a Communist regime in Hungary. Hungary was the last ally of Nazi Germany, and as such suffered dreadful destruction in the course of the fighting during the last year of the war. The war discredited the political and social elite and gave opportunity for a new beginning. Early

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This is the first book in a Western language to describe in detail the establishment of a Communist regime in Hungary. Hungary was the last ally of Nazi Germany, and as such suffered dreadful destruction in the course of the fighting during the last year of the war. The war discredited the political and social elite and gave opportunity for a new beginning. Early optimism in democratic circles, however, quickly dissipated. With the help of the Soviet Army, the Communists, who had negligible indigenous support, in a short time managed to destroy any organized opposition.

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ISBN-13:
9780521747240
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments page ix

Introduction 1

1 Autumn 1944 11

2 Budapest 35

3 The Armistice and Its Consequences 61

4 Politics in a New Era 81

5 Land Reform 107

6 Salami Tactics 119

7 Postwar Retribution and Pogroms 141

8 The Catholic Church 163

9 Methods of Mass Mobilization 179

10 Foreign Relations 199

11 The Case of the "Hungarian Community" 217

12 Cinema 239

13 The End of the Pluralist Political Order 259

14 Conclusions 289

Bibliography 297

Index 307

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