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oct 23, 1956 - Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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Hungarians revolted against Soviet forces and the State Protection Authority (the brutal secret police).

3,000 civilians were killed during the 3 weeks of battle. The uprising was deminished and the Soviets claimed victory.

It is known as "the first rip in the Cold War's Iron Curtain."

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Date:

oct 23, 1956
Now
~ 61 years ago

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