Lying on the political fault line between East and West for the past seventy-five years, the significance of Hungary in geopolitical terms has far outweighed the modest size of its population. This book charts the main events of these tumultuous decades including the 1956 Uprising, the end of Hungarian communism, entry into the European Union and the rise to power of Viktor Orbán and the national-conservative ruling party Fidesz.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1: 1956 – Key Event in Hungarian Postwar History 2: The Hungarian State: Caesuras and Continuity 3: Foreign Policy: From World War II to the European Union 4: From Capitalism to the Planned Economy and Back Again: Economic and Social Policy 1945-1989 5: Social Structures and Mobility 6: Lifestyles in Transition 7: Ethnic Homogenization and Minority Policy Within Hungary and Neighboring States 8: Churches and Religion 9: Hungarian politics since 1989 Bibliography
Árpád von Klimó is at the Catholic University of America and has carried out extensive research in different fields of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history, mostly on Hungary, Italy and Germany.