In this article we further investigate the persistence of inequalities under state socialism to demonstrate that it is not only impossible to eradicate inequality, but that inequality is a phenomenon far too complex for any single ideology to single-handedly address.
During the 1956 Revolution, as prime minister, Imre Nagy committed the Hungarian regime to introduce a free multiparty system, leave the Warsaw Pact, and work towards the neutrality of the country.
In his self-criticism after the Revolution, one of the leading politicians of state-socialist Hungary admitted that they were interested in only having the ‘right number of women’ in positions of responsibility, instead of genuinely working on women’s equality in representation.
Hirsi Ali establishes a link between immigration and increasing sexual violence against women, and traces back the root of the problem to the cultural differences between Christian Europe and Muslim-majority countries.
This particular date on which the achievements of Hungarian inventors is celebrated was selected because one of the first Hungarian Noble Prize winners, physician and biochemist Albert Szent-Györgyi, who first isolated vitamin C and discovered the components of the citric acid cycle, announced his invention on this day in 1932.
Some argue that the current push in the USA to extend discussions about sex in schools originates from György Lukács, and it has very malevolent intentions.
One of the greatest achievements of the new Protestant belief was delivering the first complete Hungarian translation of the Holy Script and promoting literacy and the use of Hungarian to the general population.
The conquerors shaped Hungarian cities and architecture: Christian temples were redesigned as mosques, new minarets and spas were built.
The collective Hungarian memory remembers him as a modern day martyr who fought for and believed in the freedom of Hungary until his premature death.
Overall, the German automotive industry employs around 50, 000 people in the country and generates 2.5 per cent of the Hungarian GDP. The production value of the industry rose by 165 per cent between 2010-2019, so the influence and significance of the auto manufacturing industry is on the rise in Hungary.
The reports collected by the secret police were not necessarily political in nature – secret agencies collected information about the personal life of poets, sportsmen and the cultural elite, not only about the political opposition.
The deep and embedded inequalities of state socialist regimes should not be forgotten – their prevalence shows both the failure of any projects to eliminate inequalities as well as the fact that inequalities are naturally part of human existence.
As a consequence of the treaty, four million Hungarians became overnight the citizens of foreign countries, some of them newly formed.
Hungarian universities are increasingly successful in attracting more and more international students. The number of international students studying in Hungarian higher education has been increasing steadily over the last couple of years.
In Hungary, emissions decreased by 32 per cent by 2018 compared to the 1990 levels, which is more favourable than the EU average.
Hungary contributed financially the most—among the Visegrád Four countries—to prevent a climate crisis.
In 2020, a year in which poverty deepened due to the global pandemic, as opposed to the decreasing trend of the previous decade, the relative income poverty rate was 12.7 per cent in Hungary, compared to the EU average of 16.5 per cent.
The family policy managed to stop the decline in fertility rates, which characterized Hungary since the 1980s. The last time in Hungarian history, when married couples had more than two children on average was in 1979, while fertility rate in Hungary was permanently above 2 only in the 1950s.
The fundamental question of the media war whether the public broadcast media should be critical or supportive of the government, still holds relevant questions for today.
Given their considerable numbers, Roma could be a decisive force in Hungarian politics, however, due to the fragmentation of their political leadership, in the last thirty years Roma representation has not left any significant mark on Hungarian public life.
The social dynamics set into motion under state socialism continues to have a lingering negative impact even today. Around 55 per cent of the Hungarian Roma live in villages or towns with a population of less than 50 thousand people.
The privatization policy of the 1990s aimed to make the sitting tenants owners of their rented flats, by offering 70–90 per cent discounts on the price of the houses and flats.
Albeit due to a low turnout the referendum was invalid, the overwhelming majority of those who cast valid votes supported the government’s position.
Hungarians celebrate the National Poetry Day on 11 April; the birthday of the notable poet, Attila József.
While generally speaking Western Europe is characterized by high levels of trust, Central Eastern European societies, due to the legacy of Communism, have lower trust levels, which hinders their economic and political prospects and development.
To commemorate the day this article reviews all the major historic events when Hungarian-Polish friendship revealed itself.
The 1848-49 Revolution and Freedom Fight fundamentally changed the course of Hungarian history, and it remains the core of Hungarian national identity to this day.
Even though by the late 1990s Hungary’s economic performance had recovered to its pre-transition levels, unhappiness persisted in the region – giving rise to the question: why?
Count Lajos Batthyány, the first Prime Minister of Hungary, is the spiritual father of our institution. Read more to find out about the sacrifices he made for the homeland.
Lacking accountability, secret policing under communism compromised Central European societies. The dark past of collaboration with communism still overshadows regional political culture.
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