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Became prime minister of the 1956 revolutionary government
Often called "the best Hungarian pupil of Stalin."
His career was complex and contradictory

The single major precondition of the establishment of a communist system in Hungary was the arrival and prolonged presence of Soviet troops during and after World War II.

Hungary had belonged to the Axis powers, was an ally of Nazi Germany, sent troops to fight in the Soviet front and German troops were stationed in Hungary beginning March 1944. In the course of pushing German forces westward the Red Army entered Hungary in the Fall of 1944 and by early April expelled the German troops and their Hungarian allies. Soviet troops stayed in Hungary until 1990.

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Location:  Eastern Europe
Capital:  Budapest
Communist Rule:  1949-1989
Status:  Dissolved - 23.10.1989
Victims of Communism:
27 000