Attila Simon: Under the Spell of Budapest, Prague and Moscow. The Alternatives of the Policies of Hungarians in Slovakia – from Activism to the Policies of Budapest – in the Interwar Period

This study examines the alternatives of the policies of Hungarians in Slovakia in the interwar period. Examining the role of the Hungarian parties in Slovakia, it must be concluded that the political life of the Hungarian community (as again since 1989) was characterized by a real, existing multiparty system. The representation of interests of the Hungarian political community basically had three firm directions: the oppositional politics of grievance, the ministerialist activist line and the Bolshevik internationalist solution. In the aspect of the relationship towards the republic, these alternatives resulted also in three basic approaches, while the three alternatives separated gradually. As for the electoral behaviour of the Hungarians in Slovakia and the mutual relationship of the above mentioned three political strategies, historiography leaves most of the questions unanswered. In default of an exact research, the distribution of the Hungarian voters is not known yet, although the basic trends can actually be formulated.