Hungarian Uprising in 1956

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Look closely at this picture. Can you figure out what is going
on? Where might this be? Who is the statue of?
Learning Objectives
Building knowledge and understanding
about the events of the Hungarian
Uprising in 1956
Using appropriate synthesis of
information to make good notes on this
topic
Applying contextual knowledge about
the situation in Eastern Europe to
understand why this event happened and
evaluate why the Soviet Union responded
in the way they did.
• This image shows individuals from the student demonstrations on 23rd October
1956.
• Look for clues in the picture. What does it suggest about attitudes towards the
Soviet Union at this time?
Why was there opposition in Hungary?
• Using the information on page 129
produce a list of reasons why
Hungarians resented Soviet
control.
• Produce a flow diagram to outline
the events that led to Imre Nagy
coming to power. Remember be
succinct and to the point!
How did the Soviet Union respond to
events in Hungary?
• Khrushchev at first seemed prepared to accept changes
but could not accept Hungary leaving the Warsaw Pact.
• Nov 1956 Soviet troops and tanks enter Budapest. Two
weeks of fighting take place with some 3,000 Hungarians
killed and 7,000 – 8,000 Russians.
• 200,000 Hungarians fled across border to Austria to
escape Communist forces.
• Imre Nagy and other leaders executed.
• Western powers protested but did nothing – preoccupied
with Suez Crisis.
• János Kádár placed as new leader of Hungary – arrested
35,000 anti-Communist protesters and executed 300. He
did introduce some reforms but did not leave Warsaw
Pact.
Read through the information on the
sheet in front of you.
Decide whether each statement is
either a cause, event or result of the
Hungarian Uprising.
Mark each box with either a C, E or R
accordingly.
How did the USSR deal with opposition in Eastern
Europe?
Case Study 1: The Hungarian Uprising, 1956
Learning Objectives
Evaluate what were the main causes, events and
outcomes of the Hungarian Uprising.
Consider why the USSR reacted in the way it did to
the Hungarian Uprising.
Develop source analysis by applying your
knowledge and understanding to evaluate the
message and usefulness of sources.
What do we need to consider when
analysing sources?
What do we need to consider when
analysing sources?
• Using the sources you have been given,
complete the work sheet.
Remember to think carefully about;
Message – what does it tell you?
Purpose – why was it produced?
Uses – how is it helpful?
Limitations – what problems are there?
Exam Practice
Study source 3.
What is the message of this cartoon? Use the
source and your own knowledge to explain
your answer. (7 marks)
Peer Assessment
What is the message of this cartoon? Use the source and your
own knowledge to explain your answer. (7 marks)
Level 1 (1-2 marks)
General comments about source, lacks detail or own knowledge.
Level 2 (3-4 marks)
Describe several aspects of what the source is saying but doesn’t really analyse
the purpose of the source and if does without sufficient contextual knowledge.
Level 3 (5-6 marks)
Brings in contextual knowledge to support source analysis and recognises
purpose of cartoon, showing clear understanding. Lacks explicit details on
international issues to get top marks.
Level 4 (7 marks)
Detailed analysis of source with reference to source and its purpose, bringing in
contextual knowledge about the lack of support from the West and the United
Nations due to the Suez Crisis.
Explain why the Soviet Union responded so harshly to
the Hungarian Uprising? (8 marks)
How should we go about answering this question?
In one minute with the person next to you, come up
with a list of appropriate criteria to answer this
question.
Explain why the Soviet Union responded so harshly to
the Hungarian Uprising? (8 marks)
 Briefly outline what the protest was about
Then explain why it threatened the Soviet Union
Keep linking back to the question. E.g ‘The first
reason was...’ ‘Another factor ...’
Don’t just describe the events, make sure you
explain how it helps to answer the question!
Read the two statements below.
Which do you most agree with and why?
Discuss this with the person next to you...
STATEMENT ONE
‘The speed at which the
Red Army crushed the
resistance in Hungary
shows how completely
the Soviet Union
controlled Hungary’
STATEMENT TWO
‘The severity of the Red
Army in dealing with
Hungary in 1956 shows
how fragile the Soviet
hold on Hungary really
was’

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