Political Democratization and Reform in Hungary since 1989

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Political Democratization and Reform in Hungary since 1989

Political Democratization and Reform in Hungary since 1989

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Before democratization and reformation process in Hungary that started in 1989, the country was faced with a myriad of political and economic problems that greatly affected the life of Hungarians.  The country was trapped in cycles of debts and the political class was not willing to acknowledge the crisis rather attributing it to exaggerated public consciousness. However, the democratization and reformation process did not just come to happen. It resulted from frustration and oppression of Hungarians which ignited the marginalized opposition to demand for economic and political reforms.

Political Democratization and Reform in Hungary since 1989

Years of misrule under the communist party going back the events after the Second World War ignited political and economic reforms in the country. There was internal and external factors that contributed to political democratization and reforms in Hungary. Among the factors that contributed to the democratization process included the death of Stalin which led to change of guard in Moscow and consequently in Hungary, the 1956 Hungarian revolt that increased public awareness of increased need for reforms, the Goulash communism from 1960 to 1989 which gave people a taste of political and economic freedom, and lastly, the enlargement of European Union which agitated political and economic reforms in Hungary for admission into the growing bloc.  The political democracy and reform in Hungary was slow yet one of the most peaceful in East Europe and was contributed by internal and external factors.