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Budapest is the capital and largest city of Hungary. It is the cultural and industrial center of Hungary. In 1873, the cities of Buda, Pest, and Ã“buda united with Margaret Island to form Budapest. The city is lies on both banks of the Danube River. Over 15% of the country's population is located in Budapest. Almost all the people in the city are Hungarians who speak the Magyar (Hungarian) language. The city of Budapest covers 203 square miles. The part of the city that used to be Buda lies on the west side of the Danube River, and is the site of many historic churches and old, beautiful houses. Another place of interest is the National Museum, which includes collections from prehistoric periods, and the city's occupation by Roman, early Hungarian, and Turkish civilizations. [1]


October 23, 1956 was the start of the Hungarian uprising, a spontaneous rebellion by the nation against the Soviet Union, that, in about a decade, had turned it into a "bubbling pit of Marxist misery."[2] It began with meetings during the Communist leader of Hungary's absence, and was lead mainly by students and workers. When he returned to the country, however, huge crowds filled the streets of Budapest. They had begun to fight police and Russian units around midnight. The government took Machiavellian tactics and appointed Imre Nagy the head of a new cabinet. False communique was released to the public stating that he had request Russian intervention. The rebels were disillusioned by his apparent betrayal, but continued to fight despite Nagy's appeals for order.[3] Finally, by October 28, Nagy achieved a cease-fire with the rebel leader, Colonel Pal Maleter. Nagy had promised to grant amnesty to all the rebels, eliminate the secret police, and convince the Russians to leave Hungary. The Hungarians once again rallied around him. However, the new regime was not to last. Somewhere around November 1, the Russians probably decided that this Hungarian experiment could not continue. On November 1, Soviet Union troops reentered Hungary, and completely crushed the rebellion. They installed Janos Kadar as their puppet leader, formed a new puppet government, and effectively put an end to the 1956 Hungarian Rebellion.


  1. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar081040&st=budapest
  2. http://www.filolog.com/crosscultureHistory1956.html
  3. http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/retrieve.do?subjectParam=Locale%2528en%252C%252C%2529%253AFQE%253D%2528su%252CNone%252C4%25291956%2524&contentSet=GSRC&sort=Relevance&tabID=T001&sgCurrentPosition=0&subjectAction=DISPLAY_SUBJECTS&prodId=DC&searchId=R2&currentPosition=5&userGroupName=s1610&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale(en,,):FQE%3D(SU,None,4)1956$&inPS=true&searchType=BasicSearchForm&displaySubject=&docId=EJ2105241230&docType=GSRC

Comments (2)

Budapest said

at 9:50 am on Sep 13, 2010

Hello. This is my article.

Toscanini said

at 7:56 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Your article was really good! I never knew that Budapest is the capital of Hungary. I learned a lot from your article. :)

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