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About the Idea of “Transylvanianism”
About the Idea of “Transylvanianism”

Author(s): Ion Calafeteanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Transylvanianism; Hungary; Romania; revisionism; propaganda; interwar

Summary/Abstract: After the Paris Peace Conference sanctioned the new political and state realities in Central Europe, Hungary embarked upon a perilous program aimed to “revise” the provisions laid down by the Trianon Peace Treaty (4 June 1920) and to restore the medieval borders of the “St. Stephen’s Crown”. Revisionism came out not only as a foreign policy objective but also as a keynote of the social-political system in inter-war Hungary, active in all state activities, embraced by the quasi-totality of the Hungarian society and which gained precedence over any other commandments or principles, be them moral or whatever. Revisionism grew into a real national obsession which disregarded any critical approach.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 7-8
  • Page Range: 7-16
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English