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Richard Nixon
Vice President Richard M. Nixon Is Proud of the "Magnificent" American Efforts "to discharge American responsibility in meeting the needs of the Hungarian refugees" After the Revolution of 1956 He tells the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, where the refugees were gathered, Lewellyn Thompson: "Well done, keep up the good work.". He tells the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, where the refugees were gathered, Lewellyn Thompson: "Well done, keep up the good work.".
3/1/57. On October 23, 1956, a student demonstration against the Soviet-dominated regime in Hungary became the first serious challenge to Communist authority since the Soviet Union drove the Nazis out and occupied Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. The demonstrators marched to the Parliament building in Budapest, where Hungarian State Security Police detained a group of them who attempted to enter the radio building to broadcast the students_ demands. The police then fired on a group of demonstrators who demanded their release and killed a student. When demonstrators wrapped the body in a flag and paraded it in central Budapest, violence erupted, and news of the event provoked unrest throughout the country. The pro-Soviet government collapsed, and a new government disbanded the State Security Police and announced its intention to withdraw from the Soviet-run Warsaw Pact and to hold free elections.The Hungarian Revolt was one of the crucial events of the Cold WarOn October 31, the Moscow newspaper "Pravda" stated that the Soviet government was "prepared to enter into the appropriate negotiations with the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and other members of the Warsaw Treaty on the question of the presence of Soviet troops on the territory of Hungary." That same day, though, unwilling to appear weak to the United States, Soviet leaders reversed course and decided to take military action to crush the rebellion. In the early morning hours of November 4, Soviet troops invaded Hungary. The free Hungarian government fled, and by November 7 the Soviets … [Click Below for Full Description]
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