HUNGARY: Victory at Debrecen

In Hungary, Russia last week chalked up another political victory. While Budapest was in flames (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS), the Moscow radio announced a new Hungarian National Provisional Government at Debrecen, 120 miles to the east. It promptly promised an early armistice and administration of the conquered three-fourths of Hungary, on the pattern of Rumania and Bulgaria.

As in the Balkan nations, Russia with a political foreknowledge the democratic nations could not hope to duplicate, was able to assure herself of a friendly and apparently representative Government in Hungary. Its 230-man National Assembly had Communists and Social Democrats, but it also had...

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