Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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Causes such as poverty, Soviet power, and change of Hungarian life ultimately led to the primary uprising known as the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This event not only portrayed the initial precursor of instability, but also rebellion inside the Soviet Iron Curtain. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 included effects such as a massive decrease in the global Communist party, an increase of the policy Containment in the Western Hemisphere, and polarization of the Cold War. In the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, The U.S.S.R. principle of peaceful negotiation greatly faltered due to the Soviet practice of intervention and immense destruction of the Hungarian people. Hungary is in Central Europe, Northwest of Romania. It was “a part of the…show more content…
George Zhukov stated that "We should withdraw troops from Budapest, and if necessary withdraw from Hungary as a whole. This is a lesson for us in the military-political sphere" (Stambrook et al). They accepted a Declaration of the Government of the USSR on the Principles of Development and Further Strengthening of Friendship and Cooperation between the Soviet Union and other Socialist States. This document proclaimed: "The Soviet Government is prepared to enter into the appropriate negotiations with the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and other members of the Warsaw Treaty on the question of the presence of Soviet troops on the territory of Hungary” (Stambrook et al). Zhukov’s principle did not match with his practice. Although the declaration was set to begin peaceful relations with Hungary, Zhukov could not risk losing a stronghold in the Soviet Iron Curtain. He ordered Soviet forces to invade Budapest in order to not lose grip upon the Iron Curtain. He knew the consequences would be vast if word of revolution had broken out, against Soviet reign. Zhukov did not want to lose Hungary as a sphere of influence. The opposing side may say that Soviet forces only entered due to Hungarian Working People's Party Secretary Ernő Gerő called for Soviet military involvement with the purpose of “suppress[ing] a demonstration that was reaching an ever greater and unprecedented scale” ( Svoboda 3). The
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