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From Bela Kun to Janos Kadar : Seventy Years of Hungarian Communism - Miklos Molnar

From Bela Kun to Janos Kadar

Seventy Years of Hungarian Communism

By: Miklos Molnar, Arnold J. Pomerans (Translator), A.J. Pomenans (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780854965991
Number Of Pages: 256

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An in-depth analysis of the changes in the Hungarian Communist Party, the difficulties it experienced during the early stages, its development and internal structure, as well as its relationship with Moscow and the Komintern. It also treats of the well-known personalities of the party, including Bela Kun, Georg Lucacs, Matyas Rakosi, Laszlo Rajk, Imre Nagy and Janos Kadar. The translation also features a specially written preface, which up-dates events to 1989, including the death of Janos Kadar and the effects of "glasnost".

Part 1 From monarchy to revolution: Count Karolyi's republic; Hungarian society after the first World War. Part 2 The emergence of the Communist party: the beginnings; the Soviet Republic. Part 3 The clandestine party from 1919 to 1930: after the defeat; between Vienna and Moscow; the first congress; "Blum's Theses" and the second congress. Part 4 The years of crisis - the party and the comintern. Part 5 From sectarianism to the "New Democracy": communists and "populists"; the activities of the Communist Party in 1914-1944. Part 6 From Moscow to Budapest: the "Muscovites"; the final preparations. Part 7 The totalitarian road: the party and the nation; Salami, hammer and sickle; the emergence of a totalitarian party; the meaning of the great turning-point. Part 8 Stalinism in action: the Rajk affair; the end of a society. Part 9 Imre Nagy and the 1956 revolution: the era of reforms; the writers' republic; the insurrection; Budapest-Moscow - the unequal confrontation; the crisis and dissolution of the Party. Part 10 The Kadar regime: the emergence of the new regime and the trial of Imre Nagy; a quarter century of relative political and economic stability; the "new economic mechanism" and Hungarian society; does the Hungarian experiment provide an alternative?; the Communist Party in the 1980s.

ISBN: 9780854965991
ISBN-10: 0854965998
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45