Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is one of the leaders of Europe’s anti EU, nationalist movement. Orbán led the Hungarians in defying the EU and not allowing unlimited Muslim ‘refugees’ into their country. As Viktor Orbán reminds his listeners, Hungary had historical experience on what that sort of thing means at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.
Every year on March 15, Hungarians celebrate the anniversary of their Revolution of 1848, when Hungary fought Austria in an attempt to gain its independence. The Hungarians almost won, but Austria was able to subdue them with help from the Russian Empire. Hungarian autonomy was finally achieved in 1867, when the Austrian Empire became the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Hungary was given equal status.
This is a speech Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave on March 15 to honor the revolutionaries of 1848, and to draw parallels with that time and what is happening in Europe today. And while some of the references referred to may not be immediately apparent, this is a speech worth hearing.
The Magyars referred to are the ancient tribe of Hungarians who founded the Kingdom of Hungary after migrating west from the Urals. They remain the predominant element of the population of Hungary today.
All credit to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the English subtitles.
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