Illustrations in the Decorative Edition of the Fundamental Law
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The Age of Dualism (1867–1918): Dual Monarchy-era prime ministers Kálmán Széll, István Tisza and Sándor Wekerle and Minister of Religion and Public Education Albert Apponyi.
The First World War (1914–1918): Hungarian hussars in battle.
The Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919): “To Arms!” Slogan from the 133-day Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919.
Trianon (1920): French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau/or liberal post-System Change President Árpád Göncz; Hungarian Soviet Republic leader Béla Kun; Versailles Peace Conference delegation leader Albert Apponyi; King Charles of Hungary; and post-First World War Prime Minister/President Károlyi Mihály.
The Miklós Horthy Era: Regent Miklós Horthy, Hungary’s head of state from 1920 to 1944.
The Second World War (1939–1945): an Allied bomber swoops down on a family grieving over the corpse of a fallen Hungarian soldier.
Holocaust (1940–1945): Nazi concentration-camp prisoners and those responsible for their deportation.
The Mátyás Rákosi Era (1949–1956): Archbishop of Esztergom József Mindszenty praying over Hungarian Workers’ Party General Secretary Mátyás Rákosi, Hungary’s Stalinist leader from 1948 to 1956, and the body of a tortured political prisoner.
Revolution and Freedom Fight (1956): civilian figures from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
The János Kádár Era (1956–1989): Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party General Secretary János Kádár, Hungary’s communist leader from the end of the 1956 revolution until the beginning of the System Change in 1988.
Reburial of Imre Nagy (1989): reburial of 1956 Hungarian Revolution political leader Imre Nagy in Heroes’ Square in Budapest.
Cavalry Charge: charge of mounted police to disperse anti-government demonstrations in Budapest on the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution on October 23, 2006.
National Theater: famous actors and actresses from the National Theater in Budapest.
The Red Sludge: October 2010 red-sludge spill from the waste reservoir at the aluminum-oxide plant in the village of Ajka in west-central Hungary.
Birth of a New Constitution: prominent Hungarian political and cultural figures.