Hungarian National Peace Council
The Hungarian National Peace Council sought to aid international peace and nuclear non-proliferation. It led a network of local peace committees inside Hungary that functioned as outlets to address international issues. The Council was loosely affiliated with the communist-leaning World Peace Council. The political hierarchy of the Hungarian People’s Republic used the National Council to propagate anti-Western initiatives. To this end, the peace movement in Hungary had to abide by the agenda of the National Peace Council and, external peace initiatives were deemed illegitimate.
Sources & Citations
Tismaneanu, V. (1990). In search of civil society: Independent peace movements in the Soviet bloc. New York: Routledge. (P. 35, peace initiatives in Hungary)
Rose, C. (1985). Campaigns against western defence: NATO's adversaries and critics. London: Macmillan. (P. 226, National Peace Council and youth festival in Budapest, July to August, 1949)
Keefe, E. K., American University Washington, D.C.. (1973). Area handbook for Hungary. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. (P. 165, National Peace Council)
Parragi, G. (1952). The Hungarian peace movement. Budapest: National peace council (Overview of Hungarian peace movement)