DÉFOSZ (National Federation of Working Peasants and Agrarian Workers)
DÉFOSZ was a Hungarian agro-political organization founded in December 1948 to unite the working peasantry under a single state-controlled organization. Its origins were based on the Communist-supported UFOSZ (National Association of New Landowners) and FÉKOSZ (National Association of Agrarian Workers and Smallholders), both formed in 1946 in Hungary. By 1950, DÉFOSZ eroded into a vehicle for local officials rather than an organization that protected the interests of the nation's peasants.
Sources & Citations
Kinnell, S. K. (1987). Communism in the world since 1945: An annotated bibliography. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. (Défosz 1950)
Balogh, S., Jakab, S. (1986). The history of Hungary after the second world war 1944-1980. Budapest: Corvina.
Kovrig, B. (1979). Communism in Hungary: From Kun to Kádár: Vol. II. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. (History of Défosz)