István Tisza about the Hungarians, the Monarchy and the War Cover Image

Tisza István a magyarságról, a Monarchiáról és a háborúról
István Tisza about the Hungarians, the Monarchy and the War

Author(s): László Tőkéczki
Subject(s): Cultural history, Diplomatic history, History of ideas, Political history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: value-conservative; national liberal; historical homeland; historical realism; practical politics; world-historical mission; rule of law; Hungarian imperialism; national independence;
Summary/Abstract: The main political objective of István Tisza was to protect the integrity of historical Hungary at all costs: this was the underlying reason for sustaining the dualist system and the relationship with the Habsburgs. He believed that the situation dictated by the balance of powers exposed the Hungarians to grave danger, thus he maintained order with a firm hand, though by rule of law. He tried to curb the excesses of Hungarian nationalism („Hungarian imperialism”). He regarded contemporary world politics as struggle for regional dominion. Though he was a pro-German politician, in my view he rejected German dominance over Central Europe. As a devoted Christian, he considered the war a disaster.

  • Page Range: 515-520
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Hungarian