Hungarian Post-Socialist Power Cheat Sheet
32 years of ups and downs on a single chart.
I’m channelling all my objectivity to make this as unbiased as possible, but I’m only human. Some of this is subjective, based on my fee-fees, my memories, some of this you can already find on this handy Wikipedia page.
Subject to change. Versioned.
The second time green resurfaces in media is the broader Jobbik universe, the radical right.
Owning the state media is always a capital letter for the ruling coalition, except for the very first MDF government.
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I’m being very generous with right wing soft power: before the Fidesz Hegemony era, you could count openly right wing people in pop culture on one hand. After 12 years, you need two hands. It’s a shift, but hardly an avalanche. Yet, most of Hungarian culture runs on dole, so state power is there, whether it’s exercised or not, which deserves at least a capital R for the ruling party.
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For more context on the Hegemon’s current view of itself: