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Hungary in 1956 seemed to sum up all that the Cold war stood for. The people of
Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe were ruled with a rod of iron by
Communist Russia and anybody who challenged the rule of Stalin paid the price.
Despite initial hopes, Stalin's death…

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Nagy had pushed Khrushchev too far. He was afraid of losing his hold on Eastern Europe.
In November, Soviet tanks went into Budapest to restore order. They acted with
astounding brutality even killing wounded people. Some tanks dragged bodies round the
streets to warn those still protesting. The rebels displayed…

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You are an Hungarian protester who is keen to release Hungary from the shackles of
Soviet control. You have been inspired by recent events within the USSR and feel the
time is right to gather as many supporters of the revolution as possible. You aim to
produce a propaganda leaflet…

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