Hungarian Soviet Republic
Socialist red flag
The National Flag,
(Red flag)
GovernmentSoviet socialist republic
  - Declared
  - Dissolved

23 March 1919

6 August 1919

The Hungarian Soviet Republic or Soviet Republic of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarországi Tanácsköztársaság) was a short-lived Communist regime established in Hungary in the aftermath of World War I.

Lasting only from 21 March until 6 August 1919, the Soviet republic led by Béla Kun collapsed when Romanian forces occupied Budapest. It was the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia brought the Bolsheviks to power in that country. The successor to the state was the Kingdom of Hungary, which was formed after the Romanian Army pulled out of Hungary.