HUNGARIAN HISTORICAL CHRONOLOGY

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THE "POST-COMMUNIST" ERA 1990-

After decades of totalitarian dictatorship, the Hungarian Communist party successfully consolidated and entrenched itself, and was able to stage what appeared to be a peaceful transition to a freely elected democratic political regime. However, the Communists remain in control of all the key positions in the state apparatus, including the media, the legal system and the academic institutions, and in the newly expanding private sector of the economy.

As a result, the marginalization and exclusion of Hungarian national interests continues to this day. Hungary is still burdened by the increasing foreign debt for which the Communist regime was responsible, while the issue of compensation for Hungary's losses resulting from foreign occupations following the two world wars has still not been dealt with. The compensation program for the losses suffered by the Hungarian people under the Communist regime has been inadequate and the crimes committed by the Communist regime against the Hungarian people have not yet been brought to justice. The privatization of Hungarian State assets by the former Communist elite in collaboration with foreign corporate interests has been fraudulent and has resulted in the illegal acquisition of most of Hungary's economy by foreign interests with the intentional exclusion of Hungarian ownership. Hungary has been pressured to sign disadvantageous treaties with several neighbouring countries whereby, in exchange for the Hungarian recognition of the current state borders and the renounciation of any future territorial claim, the neighbouring countries in question promise to respect the rights of the Hungarian ethnic populations living under their rule. However, far from respecting these treaties, Hungary's neighbours continue to implement their policies of anti-Hungarian discrimination and ethnic cleansing which they have pursued since 1920.

Thus, as a result of these trends and policies, the entire Hungarian nation is facing threats to its existence on multiple fronts, politically, economically, socially, culturally, and demographically. Realizing the seriousness of this situation, various movements and political parties have begun to mobilize and lobby for the protection of the Hungarian national interests.


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