The Hungarian rising
During the 50's and 60's the majority of Eastern Europe was under control by the USSR.
Hungary was treated differently after the war:
- After the war the USSR helped Rakoski, a brutal Stalinist become the leader of Hungary.
- However, his authoritarian regimes made him unpopular.
- In October 1956, the people of Budapest protested against the government of Kroski.
- The secret police who killed and imprisoned thousands of Hungarians were hunted down.
- The Russian leader Khrushchev wanted Nagy to become the prime minister of Hungary.
- Austria, which borders Hungary was declared a neutral state in 1955. Nagy hoped that one day Hungary would become a neutral state.
- On November 1956, Nagy declared that Hungary would leave the Warsaw Pact and hold free elections. This would end communism in Hungary.
Soviet tanks invaded Hungary:
- The USSR retaliated to the decision of Nagy and sent tanks into Hungary.
- It killed and injured 20,000 Hungarians.
- The USSR removed Nagy from the Prime…