The Hungarian Plan for Transylvania’s Re-creation – 1917/1918 Cover Image

Erdély újjáalkotásának a magyar terve 1917/1918 során
The Hungarian Plan for Transylvania’s Re-creation – 1917/1918

Author(s): Zsolt K.Lengyel
Subject(s): Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Erdélyi Szövetség (Transylvanian Alliance); Plan for Transylvania’s re-creation; Új Erdély (New Transylvania)

Summary/Abstract: This study analyses the second phase of the Erdélyi Szövetség’s (Transylvanian Alliance’s) activity. From early 1917 it urged to represent Transylvania’s national political interests. The starting point for this endeavour was the idea that Budapest should have the last word in matters of the region’s business, but the government should pass on the handling of Transylvania’s problems in the hands of persons familiar with local affairs. The Alliance wanted foremost to prevent the Transylvanian Romanians from expanding any further. The old-Transylvanistic weekly “Új Erdély” (New Transylvania) from Cluj (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg), which appeared in the first half of 1918, also assessed identically the reform possibilities the region. At the same time, this journal sought the modus for a larger consensus, an arrangement extending also over the Transylvanian Romanians. In the early autumn of 1918, the Transylvanian Alliance defended the Hungarian Kingdom’s unity, while it could not even imagine that it might also look for Romanians among the Transylvanian persons designated for renewing the country’s system.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 64-75
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Hungarian