Talk:Hungary between the World Wars
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Unsubstantiated Biased Information
There is biased, unsubstantiated information in this article: "Horthy's authoritarianism and the violent anti-communist backlash resulted in interwar Hungary having one of the quietest political landscapes in Eastern Europe. Later on, when he wished to take out loans from the West, they pressured him into democratic reforms. Horthy only did as much as he absolutely had to, since the Western powers were geographically distant from Hungary and soon turned their attention to matters elsewhere."
The source should be provided or this statement removed, it is extremely misleading.
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The Romanian intervention in Sovietic Hungary
The Romanian army was the one that actually freed Hungary from the Sovietic ruling, and in the article it's mentioned only for the unverified and undocumented looting (feel free to add quotes). The motive for the Romanian intervention was fulfilled and it was basically a free and democratic neighboring country. Romania wanted to avoid another communist neighbor at the time. Forgive me, but we might want to bias these things considering the Romanian and Hungarian history. All invading armies, for any reason also commit looting, and the same happened during the Hungarian occupation of Transilvania in WW2, but IMHO, that is not a milestone event.
Furthermore, the US Library of Congress case studies have a not in the bottom section that should be taken seriously:
“NOTE: The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Hungarian Soviet Republic information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Hungarian Soviet Republic should be addressed to the Library of Congress.”
- While I agree the current article seems to be POV (as is Hungarian Soviet Republic by the way), I wouldn't say the Romanian intervention is somehow totally pure and democratic. This article has no references, but neither does the only Romania-centred article on the topic (Union of Transylvania with Romania) which suggests the war was caused entirely by "anti-Romanian repression in the Romanian-inhabited areas still under Hungarian control." Probably, this conflict deserves its own article with quality references. This article (if you believe onwar.com) suggests there is certainly some truth to the "white terror." Before suggesting that liberating a country from a totalitarian government necessarily leads to a better government, one might pause to consider the Soviet "liberation" of Eastern Europe after WWII. Basically what I'm saying is, go ahead and fix this article, but make sure you don't just slant it the other way. - TheMightyQuill (talk) 14:17, 9 April 2008 (UTC)