Orbán fuels Hungarian nationalism with Treaty of Trianon centenary

Treaty stripped Hungary of three-fifths of territory and PM uses harsh settlement for nationalist agenda

Church bells rang out across Budapest, public transport came to a halt and people have observed a moment of silence, as Hungary commemorated the centenary of the Treaty of Trianon.

The treaty, signed in the aftermath of the first world war, still forms a major part of Hungary’s national identity and memories of the harsh settlement have helped fuel the nationalist agenda of the current prime minister, Viktor Orbán.

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Treaty stripped Hungary of three-fifths of territory and PM uses harsh settlement for nationalist agendaChurch bells rang out across Budapest, public transport came to a halt and people have observed a moment of silence, as Hungary commemorated the centenary of the Treaty of Trianon.The treaty, signed in the aftermath of the first world war, still forms a major part of Hungary’s national identity and memories of the harsh settlement have helped fuel the nationalist agenda of the current prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Continue reading…

Hungary, Viktor Orbán, Europe, World news, The far right, UK news

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