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date: 31 October 2020

Hungary (Hung. Magyarország)locked

  • Janka Szendrei,
  • Dezső Legány,
  • János Kárpáti,
  • Melinda Berlász,
  • Péter Halász,
  • Bálint Sárosi
  •  and Irén Kertész Wilkinson


(Hung. Magyarország)

Country in Central Europe. It was settled in the late 9th century by the Magyars. The introduction of Christianity was completed in the early 11th century by Stephen, who took the title of king. In the 14th century, under kings of various dynasties, its territory included much of central Europe; however, in the 16th century it was invaded and partly conquered by the Turks. By the end of the 17th century the Turks were expelled and the country was united under Habsburg rule. In 1867 the Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy was established, but after World War I the Habsburgs were dethroned and the territory of the monarchy was divided; large parts of Hungary were lost, Transylvania being ceded to Romania and the area now known as Slovakia becoming part of the new state of Czechoslovakia. The communist People's Republic was established in 1949 and dissolved in 1989. For a map of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ...

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