Did you know that Hungary was formerly considered one of Europe's most powerful countries?
Hungary is more than vampire tales and cheesy violinist waiters called "Laszlo." It has a long history dating back to the arrival of the first wild Magyar horse riders in the late 9th century.
For a period, the Magyars were both mercenaries and raiders, a horse-bound equivalent of France's and Britain's Vikings. They terrified the people of Austria, Germany, Italy, and eastern France.
Hungary has been an important crossroads of commerce, ideas, and armies since the Magyars.
For an extended period, the Ottoman Empire and the Austrian Empire ruled almost two-thirds of Hungary. This occupation had a significant economic, military, and cultural influence on the nation.
In reaction to the expanding dominance of Prussia (the German-speaking state that gave birth to modern Germany) and Russia, the Austrian Habsburg emperor promised Hungary an "equal part" of the empire in 1867.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire was established.
This Complete Guide contains the following information:
How the Magyars evolved from a semi-nomadic tribal structure that horrified the people to the point that some prayed to God for respite from the "curse of the Magyars" in the same manner, Western monks prayed for relief from the Vikings to an established Christian monarchy in the early 1000s.Saint Stephen, the nation's patron saint of united Hungary.The narrative of Matthias known as the "Raven King" or "Matthias Corvinus" for his sign and his assumption that his family had Roman ancestors in the old Roman aristocratic Corvinii line.The Austro-Hungarian Empire's involvement in WWI, WWII, and the HolocaustThe 1956 insurrection1989 marked the fall of communism.
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