Hungary - Research Article from Governments of the World

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Brief History

The Hungarian Kingdom was first established under Szent István (977–1038; Stephen I) in C.E. 1000. In 1541 Ottoman Turks occupied parts of the Hungarian Kingdom, but the Turks were expelled in 1686 and Hungary came under the domination of the Habsburg Empire. In 1867 a dual monarchy of Austria and Hungary was established, replacing the Habsburg Empire with the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From 1867 to 1920 Hungary remained part of that empire. In the wake of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's defeat in World War I, Hungary lost two-thirds of its population and territory. In the aftermath of World War II (post-1945), Hungary, along with other Central and Eastern European nations, came under the domination of a communist regime supported by the Soviet Union. The official name of the country became the Hungarian People's Republic. In 1955 Hungary joined the Warsaw Treaty Organization and became a member of the United Nations (UN).

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