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By S. Alexander Weinstock

The plans for this examine have been formulated among 1956 and 1958. For it slow then, I have been attracted to the approaches of private and social lodging and within the components that have been answerable for resistance to alter. whereas a graduate pupil at Columbia collage at the moment, i used to be additionally affiliated with a multidisciplinary learn staff at Cornell collage clinical faculties learning the reactions of individuals of varied cultural and social backgrounds to occasions of pressure. The Hungarian refugees have been one of many teams being studied. I hence made up our minds to adopt a examine of the method of acculturation, the Hungarian refugees offering an incredible inhabitants. i didn't count on to come across any severe problems. keep in mind that, the paintings was once beset with each type of hassle, monetary, conceptual, etc., that typically accompanies learn initiatives. it is just now, greater than a decade later, that i'm capable of current my findings of their ultimate shape. i'm happy to have this chance to specific my in­ debtedness to the numerous those that made thIS research attainable. i've been lucky in having academics, colleagues, and buddies, a similar individual, who helped me within the formula usually all in of the matter, provided encouragement alongside each step, and taught me the very talents i used to be to use.

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The program for industrialization was poorly organized. Because of HUNGARY: I914-I956 35 bureaucratic inefficiency there was little coordination among the various branches of industry. By 1;95I, there was an acute labor shortage. Peasants were directed to the towns, where the sudden influx of hundreds of thousands of men and women created serious shortages of food and housing. The government relocated many middle-class urban families to designated places in the country in order to house the new workers in their dwellings.

The new party was called the Hungarian Workers' Party. As with the Smallholders before them, the Communists had first brought about an internal split in the Socialist party over the issue of merging with the Communists. The opponents of the merger were persecuted and imprisoned, and then, after the HUNGARY: I9I4-I956 3I merger took place, the other Socialist leaders who had supported the merger were also sent to jail. To consolidate their control of the government, the Communists forced all the coalition parties to purge their ranks similarly.

The new party was called the Hungarian Workers' Party. As with the Smallholders before them, the Communists had first brought about an internal split in the Socialist party over the issue of merging with the Communists. The opponents of the merger were persecuted and imprisoned, and then, after the HUNGARY: I9I4-I956 3I merger took place, the other Socialist leaders who had supported the merger were also sent to jail. To consolidate their control of the government, the Communists forced all the coalition parties to purge their ranks similarly.

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