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Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, on Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty, and said that Hungarians across the borders had manage to retain their national identity despite the communist terror and assimilation efforts.

Following the treaty concluding WW1, Hungary in 1920 was forced to cede two-thirds of its territory to neighbouring countries.

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Speaking at an event of the Rákóczi Association in Budapest, Gulyás praised the work of Count János Esterházy, Bishop Áron Márton and architect Károly Koós in the aftermath of the treaty.

Historic churches and other organisations have also helped Hungarians who found themselves living outside of the borders, he said.

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Since the Fidesz party came to power in 2010, one million Hungarians living across the borders have been granted Hungarian citizenship, Gulyás noted. That was achieved, “whenever possible”, in cooperation with their home country and “not against it”, he added.

The Visegrád Group’s policies for ethnic minorities show that strong rights for ethnic minorities bolster cooperation rather than obstructing it, he said.

Source: MTI

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  1. I disagree with Gergely Gulyás when he said that Hungarians across the border retained their national identity despite the Communist terror and assimilation efforts. The Communist terror was equally brutally effective in all of the Soviet satellite countries. The only ones that escaped the terror are the Hungarians in Austria and those that escaped. It is hard for Hungarians to understand because in three generations of terror they where born into it and don’t know the difference. It will take at least another two generations to recover and find their true identity on the 100 year 2045.
    If the 1956 Revolution would have succeeded we would have our identity intact – that was the even a greater tragedy than Trianon..

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