UNI­FORM OF THE RED TER­ROR

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Seiz­ing power in the chaos of the Aus­tro-hun­gar­ian Em­pire’s dis­so­lu­tion, Béla Kun’s Hun­gar­ian Soviet Re­pub­lic im­me­di­ately fol­lowed in Lenin’s blood­ied foot­prints by form­ing Red Ter­ror groups – such as the ‘Lenin Boys’ – to purge the coun­try­side of “counter-rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies”. After one month of re­pres­sion and

590 ex­e­cu­tions, the Ro­ma­nian army en­tered Bu­dapest to re­store or­der and in their wake Hun­gar­ian na­tion­al­ists be­gan a White Ter­ror of their own in or­der to rid the whole na­tion of com­mu­nists.

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