used terror and brutality to keep control. He also killed and imprisoned many of his opponents
economy was controlled by USSR
through Cominform. This prevented Hungarian trade with Western
Europe and prevented them from getting Marshall Aid. Also the plan
was devoted to heavy industry and production and steel. However, was rich in
other resources, so the economical plan further declined economy
experienced lowest agriculture output which caused the standard of living to
drop. They were also unfairly treated by the USSR and they were not given the
right price for their exports.
Hungarian Uprising - Oct 1956
The death of Stalin in March 1953 sparked
reactions from the Hungarian public.
The secret speech in February 1956 where
Khrushchev announced desalinization which initiated the Khrushchev thaw.
Life Under Rakosi
When Stalin died Rakosi was replaced by
Nagy broadcast that Hungary would
make reforms. Reforms included: withdrawingHungary
from Warsaw Pact, releasing Rakosi’s political prisoners and ask UN to
intervene between Hungary
Soviet tanks went into Budapest to restore order and they acted with
a result Khrushchev replaced Nagy with Janos Kadar.
Khrushchev did not want to seem weak by
The Soviet Union had maintained its
empire and it ensured that everyone saw the USSR as the leader.
It soured relations between USA and USSR
attempt for peace was solved by using violence.