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Government Resources and International Information: Hungary


About Hungary

Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004. (World Factbook)

Hungary: Communications, Media and Internet

Hungary: Environment, Climate, Energy, Mining, Animals and Natural Disasters

Hungary: Equality, Democracy, Civil and Human Rights

Hungary: International Relations, Diplomacy and Foreign Assistance

Hungary: Military, Defense, Intelligence and Terrorism

Hungary: Population, Census, Immigration, Refugees and Migration

Hungary: Agriculture