Cold War Files: All Units: Events: The Hungarian Revolution

October 23-November 7, 1956 2 weeks
The Hungarian Revolution

During an open rebellion by the Hungarian people in response to the Stalinist line of its government, Imre Nagy emerged as a new Prime Minister on October 24 and began to lead the country away from the Soviet bloc. He officialy withdrew from the Warsaw Pact and asked the UN for help in creating a neutral state on November 1, 1956. On November 4, however, the Soviets invaded the country and replaced Nagy with Janos Kadar.

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