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Humpday History Highlight

By Wyatt Earp | June 16, 2010

June 16, 1958 – Leader of Hungarian Uprising Executed

Just another example of what the Soviets did to the homeland of my ancestors.

After becoming premier of communist Hungary in 1953, Imre Nagy enacted a series of liberal reforms and opposed Soviet interference in his country’s affairs. He was removed from office in 1955 and expelled from the Hungarian Communist Party in 1956. On October 23, 1956, in response to the communist backlash against Nagy and his reforms, Hungarian students and workers took to the streets of Budapest in anti-Soviet demonstrations. Nagy joined the revolution and was reinstated as Hungarian premier, but his minister Janos Kadar formed a counter-regime and asked the USSR to intervene.

On November 4, a massive Soviet force of 200,000 troops and 2,500 tanks entered Hungary. Nagy took refuge in the Yugoslav embassy but was later arrested by Soviet agents after leaving the embassy under a safe-conduct pledge. Nagy was later handed over to the regime of Janos Kadar, who convicted and executed him for treason.

Yeah, that communism sure is great, isn’t it? I can’t wait until William Ayers implements it here.

Topics: HHH | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Humpday History Highlight”

  1. RT Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    My mom was still pretty young when this happened, and she talks about remembering watching the footage of tanks rolling over people.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 17th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    RT – Yeah, Comrade Stalin would be proud. *spit*