Did Hungary's pre-WWI Magyarization policy include encouraging Hungarians to settle in the non-Hungarian parts of Hungary?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
16,699
SoCal
#61
"Less solid" ... You sure, my friend?

I think You've forgotten geography: Transylvania has montains at the southern and eastern border! With average heights of 1500m, going up to more than 2.000m, with not so much valeys/canions traversing them. Plus, the passing zones where populated mostly by Hungarians and Germans. On the other hand, the Hungarian continuum is on gigh plains/plains, large valleys. Difficult access vs easy access.

Geographic map:



An administrative map of Hungary from the17th C.



Wath's interesting in it is that the three most important acces points/trading routes are controled by German communities (Hermanstadt/Sibiu/Szeben), Kronstadt (Brasso/Brasov) and Bistritz (Bistrita/Beszterce). There is one in Székelyföld.

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PS: I was talking about the accuracy of the ethnic map. I found one that it's at municipality level. If You have the time to loock a bit closer, You'll see what I meant: there are more than one place where the "clusters"/"pockets" are very small. (100 years ago it was even more complex, as the German, Jewish, Slav where more present than today)



(here's the link for high-resolution img, if You wanna look closer: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/EthnoRom30actualise.JPG
Are there any passes in the northern and western parts of Transylvania?
 
Oct 2013
13,798
Europix
#62
Are there any passes in the northern and western parts of Transylvania?
Today there are more.

Historically, in west I think it was in Csikszereda/Miercurea Ciuc region and Bistritz/Bistrita/Beszterce region (that one I think it was the link to North (-> Poland) also, after passing the Carpathians.

In North, the links were less important, as I think is moredificult to pass, plus there is the large valey of Tisza, that opens a longer but much easier road to Northern Hungary, Slovakia and south of Poland (I'm using today's countries for the sake of simplicity).

maybe this is a better map:
 
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