Every schoolchild in HUngary knows what Trianon is: the post WWI agreement to dismember Hungary and reduce it to a small powerless Central European country. Almost a century after, Hungarians still are thinking to reverse it and now Raffay, a former member of the Hungarian military establishment, reveals how near they were to intervene in the last Balkan war. He says that Hungary weighted to take part in the Serbian - Croat war, occupying Serb lands peopled by ethnic Hungarians. He mentions this and other opportunities that were not seized. Example: When ChecoSlovakia broke up, for several month the Slovaks had no army at all. When YugoSlavia, Hungary provided Khalashnikov rifles and ammunition to the Croats, but could have organized and armed the Ethnic Hungarians to secede. Quote:
1989 után a Kárpát-medencében felbomlott a trianoni diktátumot megerősítő 1947-es párizsi békeszerződés által létrehozott helyzet. A három trianoni utódállamból — békés vagy fegyveres úton — kettő darabjaira hullott. Volt területeinkkel kapcsolatban számtalan legenda terjed arról, hogy visszaszerezhettük volna-e a Délvidéket, Kárpátalját vagy a Felvidéket.Translation: In 1989 the Trianon arrangement collapsed, as two of the three countries created by it fall apart. There are many thoughts that we could regain ethnic Hungarian territories. Conclusion: Central European stability is not a given, it can collapse suddenly. Corollarium: If Hungary succeeded in retaking some of its former lands, the whole post-War II Yalta agreement could be in danger of unraveling.
Just now there is a dispute between Hungary and Slovakia about the borderlands peopled by ethnic Hungarians. Raffay says that Hungary has no more a national army, so it is meaningless.