Commemoration of 1956 Revolution ‑ Hungary
|Event Name||Commemoration of 1956 Revolution - Hungary|
|Start Date||23rd Oct 2017 12:00am|
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 or the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. Though leaderless when it first began, it was the first major threat to Soviet control since the USSR's forces drove out the Nazis at the end of World War II and invaded Central and Eastern Europe. Despite the failure of the uprising, it was highly influential, and foreshadowed the downfall of the Soviet Union.