The poverty in COMMUNIST Hungary was the result of wars upon wars fought by facists and monarchies........they could never get enough and would kill millions upon millions of people trying to maintain POWER and privilege. The populations were literally worn to the bone and when they could give no more they were put in WORK CAMPS. It was NOT because of "social" programs. This makes me fairly FURIOUS.
Furthermore.....During the Great European Deprssion, the Hungarians went ULTRA-RIGHT and joined up with the Nazis, put the people on a "diet" of Austerity and what the Nazis didn't destroy/exploit Joseph Stalin finished off.