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Hungary's road to freedom and independence has historical and cultural significance. Example of the earliest introduction of the concepts of civil rights and democracy in Europe:

The Hungarian people and the Americans achieve democracy with striking similarities--an average of 800 years separation.

896 Magyars (Hungarians) Settle the Carpathian Basin

896 AD, the Magyars, (Hungarians) settled in the Carpathian basin

1620, pioneer settlers of the America West

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American Settlers Extend the US to Its Western Border - The Pacific Ocean
Carpathian Mountain Ranges forming, a topographically discrete unit set in the European landscape, surrounded by imposing geographic boundaries.

Hungarian geographic boundaries: The Carpathian Mountains

 

America's geographic boundaries: Atlantic & Pacific Oceans

US natural geographic boundaries - Atlantic to Pacific
The Golden Bull - Likened to the Magna Charta of England for Hungary

1222 AD, Hungary's De Bulla Aurea (The Golden Bull) leads Europe in limiting royal power

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The United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and Bill of Rights (1789)

The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights
Hungarian Bible

Hungary chooses Christianity independent of the Holy Roman Empire. Hungarian Bible (1590)

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King James Bible (1611)

King James Bible
St Stephen founded the Christian kingdom in Hungary

St Stephen welcomes immigrants: "Make the strangers welcome in this land,
let them keep their languages and customs,
for weak and fragile is the realm which is based on a single language or
on a single set of customs."

 

Sound familiar? "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Statue of Liberty - send me your poor
Hungary after the Treaty of Trianon 1920

The Treaty of Trianon, 1920, designated the dissolution of the Hungarian Monarchy at the end of World War I.

The sign of the times could be an indicator that the US might reach a similar dissolution.
Today - Neither nation appears to heed the words of Cicero - 55 BC
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
Lest we experience a fate similar to that indicated by the words of Julius Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon – Alea Jacta Est ("the die has been cast").
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