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The US and Hungary under the Dual Monarchy

Throughout the last decades of the 19th century, American attention was increasingly drawn towards Hungary, especially due to increased Hungarian immigration to the US. One of the results of the failed 1848 revolution was the gradual recognition by the Habsburg Government that it would have to grant Hungarians more power in order to preserve the […]

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The first large wave of Hungarian emigration to the US

The constant influx of Hungarian emigrants was marked by several waves of sharp increase. The first large wave occurred in 1849-1850. Agoston Haraszthy, traveler, writer, town-builder and pioneer winemaker, who settled in Wisconsin in 1840, was the first Hungarian to permanently settle in the United States. After him, the first large wave of Hungarian emigration […]

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The aftermath of 1848

The harsh repression that followed the revolution sparked a negative reaction in the United States, whose population sympathized with the democratic aspirations of Hungary. Although the Hungarian Revolution had been defeated and its leaders either executed or exiled, the idea of an independent Hungary had been planted. The harsh repression that followed the revolution sparked […]

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The US and the 1848 Hungarian Revolution

Many Americans were sympathetic towards this case, and some Hugarian leaders cited the American War of Independence as an inspiration. The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of the many European Revolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas. Many Americans were sympathetic towards this case, and some […]

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Early Ties

A short overview of the first phase of the relations between the United States and Hungary. Relations between the United States of America and Hungary have a rich and multifaceted history. Early contects were sporadic and personal. As we wrote in an article earlier, historian and poet István Parmenius of Buda accompanied Sir Humphrey Gilbert’sEnglish […]

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