Hungarian Defence Forces and Regime Change in 1989–1990: International and Domestic Background
The role of the armed forces in the regime change could cover as wide scale of
topics as learned in history. In Hungary we experienced a peaceful regime change
in 1989–1990. However, many questions were raised about the military role in
It is a fact that the Hungarian Defence Forces were affected by many political
changes and challenges in the given time period and it is still a controversial question why and how it was possible that it played a stabilizing role.
As a first part of a planned paper series, this article seeks to explain some international and domestic events and influencing factors in the period from 1989 to
1990 with the support of the Janos Bolyai Research Scholarship awarded by the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.