Walking around Budapest, we can see greater Hungary map stickers on car bumpers and people wearing T-shirts or sometimes tattoos that represent resentment over formerly lost territories. Marches are held to express nostalgia for the historical greater Hungary. A visitor who spends time in Hungary will soon discover that the word “Trianon” carries a complex, emotionally charged resonance among Hungarians.It has come to signify Hungary’s greatest injustice, the imposed dismemberment of Greater Hungary by Western powers to the advantage of surrounding nations. This podcast analyzes the background causes of the Trianon treaty, the way it is still politicized in Hungary fuelling nationalist emotions and the possibilities for reconciliation.
Eszter Nagy, masters student of international relations at CEU, discusses the topic with Margaret McMillan (University of Oxford) and András Bozóki (Central European University).