The Effects of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 on the Hungarian Military Higher Education
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This thesis provides an analysis of the effects of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and its failure, on the Hungarian military higher education system. It also attempts to answer the following questions 1 How did the Hungarian political system, political leaders, and security organization affect the military education system before and after the revolution, and how do we see its impact today and 2 How did the Hungarian Armys organizational structure, mission, and leadership change after the revolution, and what does this mean for todays Hungarian military personnel The thesis begins with a historical overview of Hungarian military higher education from its establishment until the end of World War II. It then describes the reestablishment and improvement of the higher education system after World War II, from 1947 until 1956 examines military higher educations role during the days of the revolution, and how it affected the lives and careers of instructors, military officers, and students and describes the higher education system after the revolution, including the short-term and long-term effects caused by the revolution. The thesis will focus on five different periods of time the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and World War I, the interwar period and World War II, post-World War II until the Hungarian Revolution, the period of the Hungarian Revolution itself, and post-revolution times.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Forces and Organizations