The Hungarian Occupation of (parts of) Yugoslavia during World War II (1941 – 1944)

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During World War II, the Kingdom of Hungary did indeed engage in the military occupation and subsequent annexation of several regions that were part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. These regions included Bačka, Baranja, Međimurje, and Prekmurje. In April 1941, Hungary, as an ally of Nazi Germany, participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. Hungary gained parts of northern Yugoslavia, including Bačka and Baranja, which were predominantly inhabited by ethnic Hungarians. Following the occupation, Hungary initiated a process of annexation, formally incorporating these territories into its own borders. The Hungarian occupation and annexation of these territories resulted in significant demographic changes. The local populations, particularly those of non-Hungarian ethnicity, faced various forms of repression, including forced labor, deportation, and the suppression of their cultural and linguistic rights.

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