Journal of Modern History

"The prevailing view, that Hungary’s propaganda was obsessed with denouncing the 'Treaty of Trianon,' which had affirmed the dismantling of the country that took place at the end of the First World War, is too simplistic. Instead, Hungarian officials were convinced that their country’s international reputation needed to be completely transformed. The Treaty of Trianon, they concluded, was the unfortunate result of widespread ignorance and ingrained inaccuracies. As this book makes impressively clear, interwar Hungary’s efforts to remedy this problem relied on diverse and innovative strategies, from the opening of various cultural institutes in Europe and the United States and the targeting of influential figures who could be persuaded to promote Hungary to the wider world to the publication of glossy magazines promoting the country as a tourist destination and the dissemination of feature films and radio broadcasts."
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Zsolt Nagy
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