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Torn from the Flag


In the fall of 1956, Hungary was one of many Eastern Bloc nations living under the thumb of the Soviet Union, but the people of Hungary stood up to the power of the U.S.S.R. and launched a rebellion that threatened to topple Soviet control of the country. After thirteen days in which revolutionary forces took to the streets and demanded freedom, skirmishes with police led to an invasion by the Russian military, who crushed the budding revolt with tanks. But the rebellion became a pivotal event in the...more