Uprising in West Hungary

According to the Treaty of Trianon, the city of Sopron in western Hungary and its surroundings were assigned to Austria. After an uprising in 1921 in this region, a referendum was held and 65.8% of the votes were in favor of belonging to Hungary. This referendum was accepted by the major powers and the transition of Sopron and its surrounding 8 villages from Austria to Hungary was the only serious territorial revision in the years following the Treaty of Trianon.

Uprising in West-Hungary
Burgenland in Austria.svg
Map of present-day Burgenland in Austria, the area of the short-lived state of Lajtabánság and military conflicts
Date28 August - 13 October 1921
West-Hungary (Sopron County, Moson County, Vas County)
(today part of: Burgenland, Austria and Hungary)
Result Hungarian victory and the Sopron Referendum
Sopron and its area remained in Hungary.
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Hungary 1940.svg Hungary
(disarmament of the rebels in 1922)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia (small border conflicts)
French Third Republic France(Non-combatant ilitary mission)
* French Algeria French Algeria
RongyosGardakulonitmenyjelvenye.jpg Rongyos Gárda
Flag of Banate of Leitha.svg Lajtabánság
Islam symbol plane2 green.png Bosnian and Albanian Muslim volunteers
Commanders and leaders
RongyosGardakulonitmenyjelvenye.jpg Pál Prónay
Iván Héjjas
Gyula Ostenburg-Moravek
Mihály Francia Kiss
Károly Kaszala
István Friedrich
Gyula Gömbös
Islam symbol plane2 green.png Huszein Durics Hilmi
~500 200
Casualties and losses

In literatureEdit

  • Gyula Somogyvári („Gyula diák”): És mégis élünk (novel)
  • Dr. Jenő Héjjas: A Nyugat-magyarországi felkelés. Budapest, 1929.



  • József Botlik. "A második nyugat-magyarországi felkelés". Vasiszemle.hu. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  • Sándor Sarkady, Jr. "Tüzek a végeken". w3.sopron.hu. Retrieved 30 July 2011.

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