May 6-12, 1919. „We want to see nothing else but soldiers”
Hinting on ex-Defense Minister Béla Linder's infamous line („I never want to see another soldier again!”), after the May 1st crisis the Proletarian Dictatorship was heading towards the opposite direction and ditched the Károlyi-era's peaceful approach to foreign politics.
April 22-28, 1919. Factory workers in the Red Army
On April 8, 1919 a decision was adopted, making it mandatory for all healthy ex-servicemen factory workers to join the reserve army of laborers. Inspection of the eight regiments took place on April 23 on Andrássy út.
April 8-14, 1919. „Everything belongs to us”
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat mourned the loss of Lóránd Eötvös, the military commissary confiscated all the country's horses for the Red Army, ordered all shops to sell their stocks and gave Margaret Island to the proletariat.
April 1-7, 1919. „Erase the past once and for all…”
Pottage for derbies; audience-, cake- and name change at Gerbeaud (to Zserbó); the Pasarét brick factory's 45 meter chimney demolished and 100 year old footages of Sári Fedák recruiting for the Red Army.
March 25-31, 1919. The Red Army
The Hungarian Soviet Republic's most important and urging task was to build a self-conscious, combat-worthy proletarian army to fight the invading Western capitalism.
March 18-24, 1919. We enter the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
English warship in Budapest, cannons on the Danube shore at Lágymányos, launching the Hungarian Socialist Party and their first meeting at the parliament on March 23, 300 gypsy musicians play the Marseillaise, and this week's joke: the war millionaire, one of Hungary's first ever animations.
February 11-17, 1919. Late winter events
Social democratic protest against the country's territorial division, military inspection at the Czechoslovakian demarcation line with Ernő Szép, spahis shot at Perl's restaurant and cab drivers go on strike – this is how late winter looked like a century ago.
January 14-20, 1919. Hungary awaits peace
An American peace commission visits Budapest to prepare rightful and reasonable circumstances for peace; university students protest again to keep the country's territorial integrity and Hungary launches its first air mail service. This is what happened in 1919 mid-January.
December 24-30, 1918. Last week of 1918
The last week of December was quite eventful: we take a look at how the Revolution affected the stock market, travel to a bank protest, witness a shooting and get mesmerized by French colonial soldiers who were stationed in Budapest.
December 17-23, 1918. Fight till you drop
Birth of Károlyi's Independent party, the new land reform, the Transylvanian Romanian population's union with Romania, and a boxing match to the final breath at the old House of Representatives
December 10-16, 1918. Budapest a hundred years ago
100 years ago film news reported on major political changes, the career of an imaginative international scam artist, a murder that caught the excited public's attention and a football game between jockeys and referees.
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