Imre Nagy

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Nagy, Imre

(ĭm`rĕ nôj, nŏd`yə), 1896–1958, Hungarian Communist leader. Nagy was a symbol of the 1956 Hungarian revolt against the Soviet Union. As an agricultural expert he held several government posts in postwar Hungary before serving (1953–55) as premier. His "new course" de-emphasized heavy industry, stopped forcible collectivization, and loosened police controls; he was increasingly critical of Soviet influence in Hungary. Denounced for Titoism, he was removed from office. His expulsion from the Hungarian Communist party in early 1956 was rescinded at the request of rioting students shortly before the Hungarian revolution began (see HungaryHungary,
Hung. Magyarország, republic (2015 est. pop. 9,784,000), 35,919 sq mi (93,030 sq km), central Europe. Hungary borders on Slovakia in the north, on Ukraine in the northeast, on Romania in the east, on Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia in the south, and on
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). Nagy was recalled as premier of the new government on Oct. 24, 1956. He took refuge in the Yugoslav embassy when the Soviets counterattacked (Nov. 4) and crushed the revolt. Leaving the embassy under a safe-conduct pledge, he was seized by Soviet police and was later returned to the custody of the new Hungarian regime headed by János KádárKádár, János
, 1912–89, Hungarian Communist leader. In 1932 he joined the then illegal Communist party and held high government and party posts from 1942, becoming home secretary in 1948, when the Communist party took control in Hungary.
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. His trial and execution were announced in 1958. In 1989, he was officially rehabilitated and reburied with full honors.
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The 1956 Hungarian revolution and murder of Hungarian prime minister Imre Nagy ranks high on the list of historical world events that has remained throughout the Cold War period, the object of intense, state-sponsored forgetting.
Fighting did not abate until the Central Committee named Imre Nagy as prime minister on October 25.
The day started as a peaceful rally involving tens of thousands of citizens, who were demanding that the liberal Imre Nagy, their former prime minister, be restored to power.
The well-intentioned but indecisive, procrastinating apparatchik, Imre Nagy, may have missed a chance on October 23 to keep events in a peaceful channel.
However, the reformers themselves Imre Nagy being the most well known figure among them--were more or less confined to a post-revolutionary Leninist Weltanschauung.
Imre Nagy, prime minister of Hungary and the leader of the revolution, is the story's protagonist.
Imre Nagy, the leader of the Hungarian revolt in 1956, and Dubcek became parts of their national legends, which belies the claim that communism was exclusively a foreign imposition.
Imre Nagy, martyr of the nation; contested history, legitimacy, and popular memory in Hungary.
In which country was former prime minister Imre Nagy executed in 1958 for his part in a revolt against Soviet rule?
Pero aquel 23 de octubre del 56, los estudiantes levantiscos, rezongones e inolvidablemente heroicos ya tenian una lista de demandas puntuales: La primera e indiscutible era lade la vuelta al gobierno de Imre Nagy, un dirigente comunista nacional al que el estalinista Rakosi habia marginado luego de un primer ensayo de liberacion.
A day later, the iconic statue of Stalin had been pulled down and the conciliatory figure of Imre Nagy, removed from office the year before, had been reappointed prime minister and rejoined the policymaking Politburo.
The following day, Premier Imre Nagy, the first leader in the Soviet orbit to attempt introducing "socialism with a human face," announced the one-party Communist system had been abolished.