The Hungarian Crisis/Revolution

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What year did Rakosi fall from power?
July 1956
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What year did students, workers and soldiers in Hungary attack the AVH (Secret Police) and Russian Soilders
October 1956
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When Did Imre Nagy take control?
24th October 1956
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When did Russian troops move out of Budapest?
28th October 1956
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What did the new Hungarian government introduce?
Democracy, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion
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Who was freed from prison?
Cardinal Mindszenty, the leader of the catholic church.
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How long did the freedom last?
5 days
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When did Imre Nagy announce Hungary leaving the Warsaw Pact?
3rd November 1956
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Who did Khrushchev claim to receive a letter from?
Communist leaders asking for his help.
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What happened on the 4th November 1956?
1000 Russian tanks rolled into Budapest, destroyed Hungarian Army and captured the Hungarian radio.
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How many Hungarians were killed?
4000, the Hungarians (including children) tried to fight back.
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Who replaced Imre Nagy?
Janos Kadar.
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Causes - How did the Russians control Hungary?
AVH (secret police), took control of the economy (Made Hungary poor), Controlled what schools taught, censorship and lack of freedom.
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Causes - How did Russia respond to religion in Hungary and why was it a problem?
Banned religion, imprisoned Cardinal Mindszenty, this was a problem as Hungary was highly religious.
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Causes - How did America and United Nations help?
They didn't, Hungary expected help that was never received.
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Effect - What was Repression in Hungary?
Thousands of Hungarians were arrested and imprisoned, some were executed and 200,000 Hungarian refugees fled to America.
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Effect - How did Russia stay in control behind the iron curtain?
no other country tried to get rid of Russia troops until Czechoslovakia in 1968.
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Effect - What was the Polarisation of the Cold War?
People in the West were horrified - many Communists left the Communist Party - and Western leaders became more determined to contain communism.
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