Uprising in West Hungary

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Uprising in West-Hungary
Karte oesterreich burgenland.png
Map of present-day Burgenland in Austria, the area of the short-lived state of Lajtabánság and military conflicts
Date 28 August - 13 October 1921
Location West-Hungary (Sopron County, Moson County, Vas County)
(today part of: Burgenland, Austria and Hungary)
Result Referendum in Sopron
Sopron and its area remained in Hungary.
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary
(disarmament of the rebels in 1921)
Flag of Hungary.svg Rongyos Gárda
Flag of Banate of Leitha.svg Lajtabánság
Islam symbol plane2 green.png Bosnian and Albanian Muslim volunteers
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Hungary.svg Pál Prónay
Iván Héjjas
Gyula Ostenburg-Moravek
Mihály Francia Kiss
Károly Kaszala
István Friedrich
Gyula Gömbös
Islam symbol plane2 green.png Huszein Durics Hilmi
~500 200
Casualties and losses

According to the Treaty of Trianon, the city of Sopron in western Hungary and its surroundings were assigned to Austria. After an uprising in 1921 in this region, a referendum was held and 65.8% of the votes were in favor of belonging to Hungary. This referendum was accepted by the major powers and the transition of Sopron from Austria to Hungary was the only serious territorial revision in the years following the Treaty of Trianon.

In literature[edit]

  • Gyula Somogyvári („Gyula diák”): És mégis élünk (novel)
  • Dr. Jenő Héjjas: A Nyugat-magyarországi felkelés. Budapest, 1929.



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