In 1956 a revolution happened in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The revolution first started as college students protesting the Soviet puppet government in Hungary. When they marched to the radio station to broadcast their message they were fired upon by the ÁVH, or the brutal, Hungarian, communist, secret police. After that militias were formed, and Soviets and ÁVH were executed in the streets. After brutal fighting with Hungarian communists and ÁVH, a new government was formed and the ÁVH was disbanded. The new government intended to withdraw Hungary from the Warsaw Pact, and make Hungary a democracy with free elections. This new government unfortunately didn’t last, as other members of the Warsaw Pact wanted to leave and become democracy, so Khrushchev, the leader of USSR after Stalin’s death, decided to make an example. Soviet tanks were sent to Hungary to re-establish the totalitarian communist government. The tanks were met with fierce opposition from Hungarian rebels, who threw Molotov cocktails into the hatches, burning the tank crews alive. However, these small victories didn’t matter much, soon Hungary was invaded by Soviets and forced into a communist state. Large numbers of Hungarians left Hungary to capitalist states. My grandfather included.
Crack is pretty much cocaine that can be smoked. Though the high is short, crack is the most addictive form of cocaine. In 1984 and 1985, the drug appeared in many different inner city neighborhoods in New York City, Miami, and LA. This was called the Crack Epidemic. It has many bad side effects, especially with pregnancy, like miscarriages, and babies becoming addicted to cocaine because of their mothers.
Arturo Toscanini was an Italian conductor, who was well-known for being intense and keen on perfectionism. Toscanini became a renowned conductor in Brazil, while on tour, at only the age of 19, conducting Aida by memory. Eventually he traveled to America, and even though he was Italian, he was a very well known house-hold name in America before his death in January 16, 1957.