The Treaty of Trianon: Hungary's Sad Centenary
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Earlier: Transylvania: Where Nationalism Is Still Alive...Or Possibly Undead

Today is the centenary of the Treaty of Trianon, when Hungary lost much of its historic territory. Trianon is still a very sore point with Hungarian nationalists.

As a longtime Hungarophile, I sympathize; although as I wrote four years ago in regard to Transylvania:

At the risk of triggering a flood of angry letters from Hungarian patriots, I should say that the Treaty of Trianon made some demographic sense. The 1900 census showed Romanians as much the largest of the nationalities in Transylvania, at 56 percent. Hungarians, with the ethnically related Szeklers, were only 23 percent.
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