The Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement (HVIM) held its annual traditional Trianon march Sunday night in the capital. The event attended by more than a thousand people. The marchers left the Regnum Marianum church at 7 pm and stopped at the Serbian, Romanian and Slovak embassies, the countries that benefited most from the dismemberment of historical Hungary 95 years ago.
The HVIM organized rally is the largest Trianon march every year held in Budapest and joined by a number of national organizations. Unlike in previous years, this year's event started 7 pm, which was due to an innovation to transform the march into a torch rally.
The Trianon “Peace” Treaty impacts our economy to this day. As a result, only fifty percent of industrial areas have remained in Hungarian hands -- 35 percent of coal mines, 63 percent of railway network, 65 percent of the road network and 67 percent of financial institutions were transferred to the successor states.
Hungary also lost 61 percent of its arable land, 88 percent of its forest, 70 percent of its cattle stock, and most of its salt, gold and silver mines.
Beyond losing a large part of national wealth, we lost a significant part of our domestic market as well. As a result, even today, steel and iron products that are crucial for industrial growth have been imported from Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
(alfahir.hu – hungarianambiance.com)