The Paris Peace Conference, the leaders of the Great Powers and the Russian Bolsheviks

In January 1919, all roads led to Paris. After the greatest war that mankind had ever seen, the peace conference was the most discussed topic. The most powerful politicians and generals in the world arrived in Paris. Countries large and small had interests closely...

The evacuation of Budapest: The withdrawal of the Romanian army (IV)

General Holban, the military governor of the capital, appeared before the generals of the Inter-Allied Military Mission with the evidence of a military conspiracy directed against the Romanian army, involving even prime minister Friedrich Istvan. General Bandholtz had...

Backdoor politics in Budapest: Hungarian propaganda and Romania’s war reparations (III)

Hungary’s domestic policy was left to Hungarian politicians, giving them wide autonomy, although they were still under occupation. They took advantage of this freedom and sought to discredit the Romanians, blaming them for all the ills of the country. Undoubtedly,...

The occupation of Budapest: Hungary’s capital under Romanian administration (II)

Major Nancovici, an envoy of the Romanian commission in Budapest, drew up a brief report on the state of the Hungarian capital after the first few days of occupation. Surprisingly, while people were starving, the Bolsheviks had gathered in the ”Hungarian Discount and...

The march on Budapest: The fall of Bolshevik Hungary (I)

Bela Kun’s dictatorship lasted for half a year. Half a year in which the policies of the Bolshevik regime ruined the country. In a last ditch effort to regain popular support, the dictator rallied his armies against the Czechoslovaks and Romanians, wanting to take...