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oct 23, 1956 - Hungarian Revolution

Description:

A nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies

-initially began as a student protest, but after a student was shot by the state security police (AVH), the revolution began

-revolt quickly spread and the government collapsed

-political leaders, pro-soviets, and the AVH troops were often killed or imprisoned

-people demanded political changes, a withdrawl from warsaw pact, and wanted to re-establish free elections

-later Soviet forces decided to crush the revolution and invaded

-the soviet forces were victorious and ended up suppressing all public opposition

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Date:

oct 23, 1956
Now
~ 62 years ago

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