A quick glance at the documented history of Transylvania will suffice to draw the following conclusions:


1. During the five centuries of Rumanian (Vlach) presence within the framework of the Hungarian Kingdom, it was possib1e for an unorganized migrating herdspeople to turn into an established, settled, organized, economically secure and nationally conscious resident population, peacefully developing its culture, increasing in numbers without any restrictions, until locally, in some regions, it reached majority status. Thus, influenced by political powers from the outside, they were able to successfully turn against the host nation.


2. Since the opening of the secret files of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it must be c1ear to everyone that in 1919 Rumania occupied the Eastern part of Hungary under false pretenses. As a result of dishonest international manipulations and intriques, and with complete disregard of the "Wilsonian Doctrine" (people's right to selfdetermination in the spirit of which the re-organization of the Central and East-Central Europe was supposed to be carried out) Rumania took possessions of all the lands known today as Transylvania. Thus the Rumanian occupation of Transylvania must be regarded as morally and legally wrong, an international injustice of unprecedented proportions in the 20th century.


3.) During the fifty-six years of Rumanian rule in Transylania, the native Hungarian population suffered extremely cruel abuse and discrimination as an ethnic minority, became economically and culturally deprived, and is increasingly becoming a victim of a carefully planned cultural and biological genocide, carried out ruthlessly by the Rumanian government.


In view of the above, it seems obvious that there are only two possibilities to remedy this situation, which is tody the shame of the entire civilized world.


Solution No.l.: That the Government of the Socia1ist Repub1ic of Rumania recognize not only on paper but in deeds the national rights of the largest national minority in Europe, the 2.8 million Hungarians in Transylvania, and fulfills all its obligations toward this minority as outlined in the peace treaties and its own constitution by satisfying the demands listed in the previous chapter.


Solution No.2.: If the Socialist Republic of Rumania refuses to fulfil1 its obligations toward the 2.8 million Hungarian minority, as in the past, it will only furnish new proof of Rumanian incompetency and inability to rule with justice and fairness over a land with diverse population. Therefore it will be the responsibility of the civilized nations of this world to politically re-structure the Carpathian Basin in such a manner that the geographica1, economical and cultural unity of this region be restored, and the co-existing ethnic groups may again have the chance to live and develop in peace.


The "HelsinkiAgreement" of 1975 contains the following provisions in clause VIl:


"The participating States on whose territory national minorities exist will respect the right of persons belonging to such minorities to equality before the law, will afford them the full opportunity for the actual enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms and will, in this manner, protect their legitimate interests in this sphere."


"The participating States will respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion."


"They will promote and encourage the effective exercise of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and other rights and freedoms all of which derive from the inherent dignity of the human person and are essential for his free and full development."


In case of non-compliance with international laws and agreements the same document provides in Clause I, paragraph 2:


"They (the participating States( consider that their frontiers can be changed, in accordance with international law ..."


Clause V provides the means for such changes:


"For this purpose they will use such means as negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement or other peaceful means ..."

Szerkesztés dátuma: hétfő, 2010. december 27. Szerkesztette: Kabai Zoltán
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