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Szarvas, Hungary. Photo: MTI

On the 100th anniversary of the Trianon treaty, it can be said that Hungary has regained its prestige thanks to its achievements over the past ten years, László Kövér, the speaker of parliament, said in a public radio interview on Tuesday. Accordingly, leaders in the region now see that “success in the future cannot be at each other’s expense”, he added.

As a consequence of the Treaty of Trianon, drafted at the Paris Peace Conference and signed in Versailles on June 4, 1920, Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory.

The year 2020 has been declared Year of National Unity “not only to commemorate the tragedy of Trianon but to celebrate the country’s survival over the past hundred years in spite of it,” Kövér said.

“The intention of the Trianon treaty’s drafters — a not especially secret one – was to sentence the country to death as a state and as a nation; to wipe it off the face of the earth,” he said.

Kövér said Hungarian literature, film and theatre over the past 30 years had not dealt with what happened a hundred years ago widely enough in the public arena.

He also said

external pressures such as “the wave of migrants” now threatened “our identity” but at the same time this had reinvigorated Visegrad cooperation.

The Visegrad Group is once again cooperating in defensive and constructive ways, and this may form the basis for even broader central European cooperation in the future, he added.

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Source: MTI

5 comments
  1. The moral of the tale is don’t start a world war if you don’t want to lose your territory.

  2. Does Hungary have a man in its police, army or whatever, who is not overweight or obese? Really that photo of large bellies in uniform is embarassing.

  3. Anonymous, Hungary DID NOT start a world war and Mario those fat gentlemen are not half as embarrassing as reading your leftist drivel all the time.

  4. Reply to MNM – ‘ On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.’

  5. So, had a Serbian not assassinated the Archduke WW1 would not have started….at least not for that reason. Austro Hungary had every right to attack Serbia since it was part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. And once again had outsiders minded their own business the Serbian problem would have been resolved in a matter of a few weeks.

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