Vasile Pușcaș, The Treaty of Trianon: History and Politics

The history of European and international relations after the First World War presents us with governmental, partisan, and even individual behaviors that since the end of the conflagration have sought to prolong the state of conflict, to deepen the traumatic feelings of citizens or political groups, to generate radical political, nationalist, xenophobic, racist movements, etc. The political elite of Hungary also behaved in this fashion, as a manifestation of a vindictive spirit, prolonging the national identity crisis and refusing to accept a projection of the future that would bring democratic substance to the new Hungarian state. The actions taken after 2012 by the Viktor Orbán government, to once again cast blame on the Treaty of Trianon, were accompanied by the overt rehabilitation of the personality and deeds of Horthy and his camarilla, by the propagation of the same political doctrine that had been dominant throughout the interwar period.

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