||Budapest Protests (2:30) -- Hungarian Exiles and Returning Refugees (2:00) -- Liberal Reforms within Communist Framework (2:50) -- End of Communism in Hungary (3:40)
||This program shows the steely face of Communism as the Soviets sent troops to Hungary to suppress popular discontent with the government. The program shows what happened in the aftermath of Prime Minister Imre Nagy's announcement that Hungary was withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact: Soviet troops entered Budapest and other centers and simply crushed the revolt. Thousands of Hungarians died and 150,000 fled the country. The program shows the uprising and its aftermath: Hungary's resumption of its place in the Eastern Bloc (which included joining Soviet troops in putting down the Czech attempts at liberalization in 1968); the exile of Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty in the U.S. Embassy; and the gradual economic reforms that made Hungary the most Western part of the Eastern Bloc.
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|Interest grade level
||9 and up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
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|Publisher number||2600 Infobase|