Communists consolidate power. Hungary aligns itself more and more with the Soviet Union.
A revolution against Stalinism. The uprising was defeated by Soviet troops. János Kádár, who acquired power with their assistance, promised democratic socialism. in the meantime, retaliation and executions started.
Border with Austria is opened, the 'Iron Curtain' is breached. Thousands of East Germans escape to the West. Communist state in Hungary is dismantled and a transition to a multiparty democracy starts.
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