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Comprehension
4a What do you think is meant by the Communisation of the country?
4b According to this report, how will the Communists continue to control Hungary?
4c Will there be any advantages to Communist rule?

Analysis and Interpretation
4d Would you say this is a pessimistic view of Hungary's future?
4e What is the attitude of the writer towards Kadar? Is his attitude justified?
4f If you were one of the young intelligentsia, explain:
  • what you would dislike about Kadar
  • why you would find it hard to express your views.


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Extracts from a Foreign Office report on the state of Hungary 1959

Extracts from a Foreign Office report on the state of Hungary 1959