- by Sara Yusuf Ahmed Edit
The Treaty of Trianon was the peace agreement that was signed on the 4th of June 1920, to formally end World War I between most of the Allies of World War I and the Kingdom of Hungary as Austria-Hungary empire was split into two independent states; the Kingdom of Hungary was the Hungarian section and the other half was the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The name was derived from the location of where the signing took place at the Grand Trianon Palace in Versailles.
Terms of the Treaty of Trianon Edit
- Hungary losses 2/3 of its territory
- Slovakia and Ruthenia were given to Czechoslovakia
- Transylvania was given to Romania
- Burgenland was given to Austria
- Slovenia and Croatia were given to Yugoslavia
- Hungary’s armed forces were to be restricted to 35,000 men, lightly armed and employed only to maintain internal order and to secure the frontiers.
Impact of the Treaty of Trianon Edit
The principal beneficiaries of territorial adjustment were Romania, Czechoslovakia, and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.As for the Austrian-Hungary empire it was brought to an end.To this was the loss of all her seaports, up to 90% of her diverse natural resources, industry, railways, and other factors that supported the country economically and socially. Millions of Hungarians saw borders unjustfully redrawn around them, virtually without the vote of their own public opinions having no self-determination of their own nation's faith. The treaty destroyed the thousand year old empire as it fell in poverty. She lost 26 percent of her mobilized manpower. In addition, a quarter of the productive capital was wiped out, her industrial districts in the north and in the east were systematically destroyed,