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==The Hungarian Revolution of 1956==
 
==The Hungarian Revolution of 1956==
 
{{main|Hungarian Revolution of 1956}}
 
{{main|Hungarian Revolution of 1956}}
The [[Hungarian Revolution of 1956]] was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Communist government of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. After announcing their willingness to negotiate the withdrawal of Soviet forces, the Soviet Politburo changed its mind and moved to crush the revolution. On November 4, 1956, a large joint military force of the [[Warsaw Pact]], led by Moscow, entered Budapest to crush the armed resistance.
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The [[Hungarian Revolution of 1956]] was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Communist government of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. After announcing their willingness to negotiate the withdrawal of Soviet forces, the Soviet [[Politburo]] changed its mind and moved to crush the revolution. On November 4, 1956, a large joint military force of the [[Warsaw Pact]], led by Moscow, entered Budapest to crush the armed resistance.
   
 
The Soviet intervention, codenamed "Operation Whirlwind", was launched by Marshal [[Ivan Konev]].<ref name=unhungary>UN General Assembly ''Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary'' (1957) {{PDF|[http://mek.oszk.hu/01200/01274/01274.pdf Chapter IV. E (Logistical deployment of new Soviet troops), para 181 (p. 56)]|1.47&nbsp;[[Mebibyte|MiB]]<!-- application/pdf, 1548737 bytes -->}}</ref> The [[Southern Group of Forces|five Soviet divisions stationed in Hungary]] before October 23 were augmented to a total strength of 17 divisions.<ref>{{cite book| last = Györkei| first = Jenõ| coauthors = Kirov, Alexandr; Horvath, Miklos| title = Soviet Military Intervention in Hungary, 1956| publisher = Central European University Press| year = 1999| location = New York| url = |pages = 350| isbn = 963-9116-36-X}}</ref> The 8th Mechanized Army under command of Lieutenant General [[Hamazasp Babadzhanian]] and the 38th Army under command of Lieutenant General [[Hadzhi-Umar Mamsurov]] from the nearby [[Carpathian Military District]] were deployed to Hungary for the operation.
 
The Soviet intervention, codenamed "Operation Whirlwind", was launched by Marshal [[Ivan Konev]].<ref name=unhungary>UN General Assembly ''Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary'' (1957) {{PDF|[http://mek.oszk.hu/01200/01274/01274.pdf Chapter IV. E (Logistical deployment of new Soviet troops), para 181 (p. 56)]|1.47&nbsp;[[Mebibyte|MiB]]<!-- application/pdf, 1548737 bytes -->}}</ref> The [[Southern Group of Forces|five Soviet divisions stationed in Hungary]] before October 23 were augmented to a total strength of 17 divisions.<ref>{{cite book| last = Györkei| first = Jenõ| coauthors = Kirov, Alexandr; Horvath, Miklos| title = Soviet Military Intervention in Hungary, 1956| publisher = Central European University Press| year = 1999| location = New York| url = |pages = 350| isbn = 963-9116-36-X}}</ref> The 8th Mechanized Army under command of Lieutenant General [[Hamazasp Babadzhanian]] and the 38th Army under command of Lieutenant General [[Hadzhi-Umar Mamsurov]] from the nearby [[Carpathian Military District]] were deployed to Hungary for the operation.

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