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Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Part of the Cold War |

Hungarians gather around the head of the toppled Stalin Monument in Budapest |
  Date | 23 October – 10 November 1956 |
Location | People's Republic of Hungary |
Result | Soviet victory, revolution crushed |
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Belligerents |
 Soviet Union
 ÁVH (Hungarian State Protection Authority) |  Hungarianrevolutionaries |
Commanders and leaders |
 Ivan Konev |  Imre Nagy
 Pál Maléter |
Strength |
31,550 troops,
1,130 tanks[1] | Unknown number of soldiers, militia, and armed civilians |
Casualties and losses |
(Soviet casualties only)
722 killed
1,251 wounded[2] | 2,500 killed (est.)
13,000 wounded (est.)[3] |

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The Hungarian Revolution[4] of 1956 (Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom) was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.
The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building. A student delegation entering the radio building in an...

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