1956 - Hungarian Revolution


Title: 1956 - Hungarian Revolution


About: A nationwide revolt against Soviet-imposed policies brings Hungarians out onto the street, demanding a more democratic political system and freedom from oppression. However, the USSR would not tolerate any dissent from it's satellite states, and Soviet tanks rolled into Budapest to crush the national uprising. Vicious street fighting broke out, but the Soviets’ immense power ensured victory. Thousands were killed and wounded and nearly a quarter-million Hungarians fled the country.

Decade: 1950s

Year: 1956

Region: Europe

Country: Hungary + USSR

Politics: Revolution
Conflict: Cold War

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 7

Artist: Stas Svetlov 


Date Created: 16/10/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 21/100

Price: 0.7 ETH