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Chess Game for Democracy: Hungary between East and West, 1944-1947 (Hardback)
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Chess Game for Democracy: Hungary between East and West, 1944-1947 (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 10/05/2011
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In Chess Game for Democracy, Maria Palasik examines this ill-fated conflict to explain how it was possible for the parties to work together in a coalition government, while constantly at odds with each other. Her reconstruction of the debates over the introduction of the law to protect the republic against conspiracy and the politics behind the Hungarian Brotherhood show trial are grounded in her pathbreaking research in the archives of the state security agencies. Through the case study of a single country, Chess Game for Democracy makes a major contribution to ongoing debates on the origins of the Cold War in Europe and the process of Sovietization in Central and Eastern Europe, improving our understanding of European history post World War Two and of the reasons for changing relations between the superpowers.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773538498
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 585 mm


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"[Chess Game for Democracy] sets new standards in the English-language historiography of post-war Hungary. It will become essential reading for anyone interested in the process by which the Communist Party came to power in that country in the aftermath of the Second World War." Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
"Maria Palasik makes a valuable contribution to the debate. She is a conscientious scholar, extremely well acquainted with the Hungarian archival materials, and has read the available secondary sources. On the basis of her work we can make informed judgme
"A major contribution to our understanding of the process of Sovietization in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the changing relations between the superpowers. By highlighting the efforts of those that led the struggle to establish a multiparty democ

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