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The
Hungarian Uprising created an influx of refugees to New Zealand when it first
began. There were around 200,000 refugees fleeing from Hungary, and New Zealand
immediately offered to take in 1,000 of those people. Sixty-Six Hungarians were
sent to Auckland, New Zealand in late December of 1956 and were greeted with a
friendly welcome. Mangere, Trentham, and Woburn had temporary reception centers
set up where members from the Department of Labor and other volunteer agencies
assisted in Hungarians with English, finding a place to stay, and getting a
job. The intention was to relocate the refugees to multiple sites including
Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland, but the majority ended up staying in
Auckland.1 There is also a Hungarian Revolution relief response
opened by the New Zealand Red Cross. Sidney Holland, the Prime Minister,
donated around 10,000 pounds and overall it has raised almost 67,684 pounds.2

New Zealand’s security procedure relies mostly on the
pacts it made with other countries. In 1952, the ANZUS Pact was signed by New
Zealand, Australia, and the United States stating that they would work together
against threats in the Pacific Ocean. This pact already had New Zealand’s
alliances set up for the next treaty they signed. In 1954, the Manila Pact, or
the South-East Asia Collective Defense Treaty (SEATO), was signed by New
Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Thailand,
the Philippines, and Pakistan. This treaty focuses on stopping and preventing
the spreading of communism in the region.3 Due to the alliances New
Zealand has and the fact that they signed this agreement, the nation is
anti-communist. It was a common insult to call someone a Commie such as in 1951
during the waterfront dispute. Opposing sides denounced one another as Commies,
traitors, and Nazis.4 New Zealand openly helps the Hungarians in
their time of need and accepts their refugees because the nation recognizes the
Hungarian people trying to break away from the dominating control of the
communist Soviet Union.

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New Zealand has already proven that part of the next
step towards solving this crisis is to accept refugees from Hungary. More
countries should be receiving Hungarians and giving them the resources and jobs
needed to integrate into society during these trying times. Not only should the
refugees be adequately taken care of, but those still in Hungary require urgent
attention. Around 30,000 were killed in Budapest by the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics (USSR), and the Hungarians remain under their rule.5
The Hungarian people’s sovereignty, as well as peace, are of the utmost
importance moving forward. Before any forceful action is taken, the countries
in the United Nations (UN) should try to come to peaceful negotiations with the
Soviet Union to end their control over Hungary. However, if the USSR is
uncooperative and will not back down, the UN will be forced to put an end to
this injustice by placing troops in Hungary to combat the violent killing of
civilians. This will be necessary to both end the violation of national
sovereignty the USSR is committing as well as diminish the military circumstances.
An intervention will only be needed if the USSR continues its violent path and
violation of national sovereignty. This must be done in order to help stabilize
the Hungarian government. A plan should be set to establish a fair system with
elected officials that the people vote into their positions to ensure the
government system is fair in Hungary. Economic aid should also be provided to
Hungary until they are able to provide for themselves independently. This
should be set in place so that those providing the aid offer less and less
until Hungary no longer relies on the economic support. Although the Soviet
Union reacted violently to the revolution, further repercussions should not be
instilled by the UN past an intervention to establish order and stability. In
the hopes of preventing situations like these to arise in the future, pacts
should be made between nations in the UN promising to withhold from violating
the sovereignty of any other country in the world. Only peaceful agreements
should be made between nations receiving and giving aide to make sure nations
are not being taken advantage of that have weaker militaries. This will lead to
fewer repressing situations and forceful actions amongst countries.