Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On November 2

On this day in ...
... 1956 (55 years ago today), Imre Nagy, Premier of Hungary, denounced the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact and sought U.N. aid as anti-Soviet demonstrations continued throughout his country. (Prior IntLawGrrls post.) Within days, "at 4:15 a.m. on November 4, 1956, Soviet forces launched a major attack on Hungary aimed at crushing, once and for all, the spontaneous national uprising that had begun 12 days earlier." (credit for photo, made in 1956 in Budapest, of Hungarian revolution flag -- Soviet insignium has been cut out of it)

(Prior November 2 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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