Talk:Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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  • Cleanup : *Check the the infobox for correctness Ilyaroz (talk) 22:13, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Expand : *Write a paragraph about the social unrest during the 50th anniversary. Mieciu K 20:11, 12 November 2006 (UTC).


Image/Copyright recommendation[edit]

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[[:Image:May Day Parade 1957 Moscow.jpg|thumb |300px |alt=Seven men standing and waving behind a block wall, four of which are waving hats in the air |Seven members of the Soviet Presidium at 1957 May Day Parade (left to right): Georgy Zhukov (Candidate member), Nikita Khrushchev, Nikolai Bulganin, Lazar Kaganovich, Georgy Malenkov, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Anastas Mikoyan]]

File:MindszentyPlaza Cleveland.JPG
Memorial to the Hungarian revolutionaries in Cleveland, Ohio

Over reliance on likely dated UN report[edit]

About two thirds of the article is based on a 1957 UN report informed primarily by refugee hearings, report condemned by the Hungarian gvt of the time and boycotted by the Soviet Union (therefore it is naturally one sided, even without taking into account the Cold War context). I'm sure there's enough recent scholarship on the events to supplant it and, with the opening of the archives in the past decades, more reliable information has come to fore. I also take issue with the fact that statements are cherry picked from sources, potentially skewing the NPOV of this article (e.g. the source used to support the drop in purchasing power concludes that, despite the postulated shortcomings of planned economy, Hungary's economy had successfully recovered from the war and had undergone a structural modernization - none of this is reported in the article, which moreover has the section titled "economic decline"). Consequently, unless the article is improved, I'm strongly inclined to propose delisting this article as FA. Anonimu (talk) 23:12, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Capitalisation[edit]

Apollo, why do you capitalise communist party? Alfie Gandon (talk) 01:16, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

That's not why I reverted it. You did other things Apollo The Logician (talk) 18:05, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Which of them do you object to? Alfie Gandon (talk) 18:40, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

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