On October 23rd, 1956, what was supposed to be a peaceful student demonstration attracted thousands of protesters, who marched through central Budapest in protest of the current Soviet domination. However, this demonstration led to unrest and violence as a giant statue of Stalin was pulled down, which triggered the State Security Police (AVH) to fire upon the students. This was the start of the Hungarian Revolution and the cause of its collapsed government. The Hungarian Revolution was one of the outstanding events in the Cold-War era and had reverberating consequences domestically and internationally. This Committee plans to address those international events and the outside forces that could have intervened, but didn’t. This committee will be representative based, and play a large role in shaping the revolution from the beginning.