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Reacti ale populatiei românesti în contextul evenimentelor din Ungaria, 1956, I
Reactions of the Romanian Population in the Context of the Hungarian Revolution, 1956

Author(s): Elena Dragomir
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: 1956 Hungarian Revolution; Communism; studen riots in Romania

Summary/Abstract: The scientific literature focusing on the subject of Romanian reactions in the context of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution has emphasized the lack of any significant anticommunist manifestations, except the student riots. Accepting this conclusion, the article draws the analytical distinctions between antigovernment and anticommunist reactions, showing that the antigovernment manifestations were widespread in October-November 1956 in Romania, while the anticommunist manifestations were indeed few. Using the instruments of the critical discourse analysis, this study advances new perspectives and hypotheses in the research of the 1956 Romanian communism. The article also advances several explanations as to why these reactions did not evolve into anticommunist mass movements.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 96-110
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Romanian