21 March 1919
Declaration of the Hungarian Soviet Republic
During the proletariat dictatorship’s 133 days, Social Democrats and Communists came to power in Hungary. In imitation of the Soviet example, politics and economic affairs were transformed while factories were nationalised. Peasants no longer supported the new system after land division was halted, while worsening living conditions made workers disenchanted. The Entente refused to recognise the new system, which could not stop the occupation of Hungary’s territories by neighboring countries.