In this part of the year, the Hungarians mourn the great loss that the Treaty of Trianon caused after WWI. This June 4 marks the 98th anniversary of Hungary losing a huge part of its territory and millions of its beloved citizens.
About the Treaty of Trianon
Hungary joined WWI as part of the long-ago Austro-Hungarian Empire. Even though the Hungarian leadership disagreed on the decision of the declaration of war against Serbia, it was its duty to follow the Empire’s command. In the end, WWI cost the life 660,000 beloved Hungarian military personnel lives. On the top of being part of those countries who lost, Hungary had to pay a big price: the Treaty of Trianon included taking away a gigantic part of Hungary’s territory including millions of Hungarian citizens living there. Because this tragedy had a great impact on Hungary’s history, the Hungarian Government appointed the 4th of June the National Togetherness Day (Nemzeti Összetartozás Napja).
First, you can get to know the Treaty of Trianon by reading our previous articles mentioned below. Then, after getting enough information, you can test how much you know about this topic.
If you wish to gain further understanding on the details of the Treaty of Trianon, we recommend you our previous article on this topic: Hungary, 96 years after the Treaty of Trianon. Furthermore, you may want to browse Hungary’s detailed ethnographic map online made for the Treaty of Trianon here. It is also worth taking a look at quotes about the Treaty of Trianon by famous non-Hungarian people. Finally, if you are interested not only in Hungarians living abroad but also in minorities living in Hungary, we wholeheartedly recommend you our series: Minorities in Hungary, which has the following episodes so far:
- Romani People
- Ukrainians and Ruthenians