Wonderful shot Erik! Once in the history, Hungary had coasts of this sea. But than wars came and coasts went... cheers, archrodney!
Thanks a lot, archrodney! And that's a nice old saying... 'the wars came and the coasts went...' ;-) I wasn't aware of this historical fact. I know that Hungary was part of the 'double monarchy' with Austria once, and I assume that Hungary covered a much bigger surface in the past than now, but I didn't know that it stretched to the Adriatic Sea.
Cheers to you! Erik
You're right about the monarchy, Erik! After WW1 on the 4th of June, 1920 the Entente Powers decided to punish Hungary, member of the Central Powers. This is the so called, Treaty of Trianon.
This became a national mourning day for every single Hungarians, because we suffered the biggest loss in the war from all other countries, such as losing more than 70% (!) of our original territories etc. I encourage you to check the wikipedia article if you have time or at least have a look at the maps showing decrease in size.
I've read the article (the shorter Dutch version), archrodney. I didn't know that it went that far, and one could easily conclude that it must have caused nothing less than a national trauma. Somewhere I've read that many Hungarians (or even the Hungarian nation itself!) consider themselves as "perpetual losers". You may correct me if I'm wrong about this, but if so the link between this nationwide feeling and the aforementioned historic event is obvious for me.
Well, I've heard about that too Erik, so I can confirm we consider ourselves losers. There were loads of great battles and wars other than WW1 in which we lost, most of the time. Since we are situated in central Europe, we were almost always on the front line and had to fight with both the eastern and western powers at the same time which distributed our forces and led to defeat. I'm really glad you read the article! cheers, archrodney!
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