Hungarian Soviet Republic

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The Hungarian Soviet Republic was a short-lived Communist state established in Hungary in 1919 in the chaos after WWI and inspired by Lenin's Soviet Union. It existed from 21 March to 1 August 1919.

As usual in new Communist states, the new regime implemented a Red Terror. One example was the "Lenin Boys", a mobile group deployed at various locations, killing and terrorizing. Tallies of the number of victims of the terror vary; different sources generally count the dead at close to 600. A book published by Dr. Albert Váry in 1922, titled "The Victims of Red Terror in Hungary" documents 590 victims executed.

Jewish influence was high. Leaders such as Béla Kun and Tibor Szamuely were Jewish.

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