The Unfinished Peace
Already published to critical acclaim in Romania and France, The Unfinished Peace examines the impact of the Council of Foreign Ministers on Hungary in the aftermath of World War II. The end of the war did not result in an overall, Versailles-type settlement. Instead, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain established a forum for peacemaking that resulted in the Hungarian Peace Treaty of 1947. With its harsh territorial redistribution and clauses demanding reparation, the treaty generated the opposite of peace. It failed to establish a true concord among the peoples of the Carpathian Basin and provoked further unrest. The book follows these tensions and connects them back to the flaws of the treaty.