Hungarian Uprising - Key Terms and Leaders

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De-Stalinisation
Part of Kruschev's secret speech in 1956, where he criticised Stalin and suggested that he would allow more freedom for Eastern Europe.
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Salami Tactics
Opposition was eliminated by dividing it bit by bit (like slicing off bits of salami).
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Nagy
A more liberal leader who wanted Hungary to leave the Warsaw Pact and establish a western-style democracy.
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Rakosi
Also known as the 'Bald Butcher'. He was the first communist leader in Hungary and became very unpopular. He was responsible for more than 2000 deaths.
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Kadar
The leader who was appointed by the USSR after the uprising.
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Khruschev
Leader of the Soviet Union from 1953. He wanted a better relationship with the USA.
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Eisenhower
American leader from 1953. Wanted to 'roll back' communism (get rid of it rather than just contain it like Truman).
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AVH
Hungarian secret police responsible for imprisonment and torture. They were used to monitor and collect files on political opponents.
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Salami Tactics

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Opposition was eliminated by dividing it bit by bit (like slicing off bits of salami).

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Nagy

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Rakosi

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Kadar

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