Hungarian Defense Forces - Awards
After the change of regime, the symbolism of the army was partially transformed, howevera number of elements have survived from the system used before 1989,is out of date and is not modern in its design. Between 1949 and 1989, the age of "people's democracy" there was an exaggerated award practice, through which high public acknowledgments were simple mass awards, and thus their social recognition for the time of the regime change disappeared, the badge itself was devalued.
It is a sad fact that in many cases the badges of the present Hungarian honors and the material is of very poor quality and almost exclusively by the dominance of the expected low priced. This is despite the fact that if needed, the manufacturer's capacity, ability and skill would be better badges and ribbons. The silk fabric used in the ribbons sometimes is of extremely poor quality, and the badge's artistic value is extremely low. The badges are often made of worthless substitutes - on enamel badges in some cases it is not genuine enamel, but cheap resin or plain paint is employed.
In many cases, it is a problem that awards do not have the right differentiation - no regularity can be detected. It is often inappropriate (too low or too high) awards, sometimes under inappropriate protocols, because of lack of proper regulation and lack of a new, modern culture that is absolutely natural to NATO allies. It is also a problem that some elements of the medal system still follow the habits of the Warsaw Pact, which are not necessarily compatible with the requirements of the 21st century, nor with national traditions. The current system of awards is a result of a backward situation after 1990 but its antecedents go back to 1946-1989.
There have been a number of changes recently made to rationalize the new defenseand it is clearly the approach to Hungarian traditions. The fundamentals of our honorary system are based on the CCII 2011. Law on Hungary's Coat of Arms andthe use of herbs and her state awards ; according to HungaryHis highest honors are the Hungarian St Stephen Order, the Hungarian Corvin Chain, the HungarianHonor Order and the Hungarian Order of Merit, the former Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The first three honors are special acknowledgment, they are awarded only in one degree, a national and home special services, or outstanding scienceas an activity acknowledgment, in an extremely low number.
Hungary's state-recognized family of military honors is the Hungarian Order of Merit and Mercy Cross with both civilian titles. This is the new version of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary of 1946, renewed in 1991, which in its form was founded in 1922 by the Hungarian Cross of Merit (from 1935 to Hungarian Order of Merit) was a successor. In the design and grades of the three names, the same awards signifies a significant difference only in the sample of the mid-range applied to the norms is in the color composition of the decorative ribbons.
In the case of the order crosses, between 1946 and 1949 the wreath applied to the current badges, which was incorrect, since according to the Hungarian symbolism of faleristics the function of the wreath placed between the crossbars is that it is a military achievement. During the war it was used solely for war, for soldiers, but now everyone, even a worthy school principal, is decorated with a "war" symbol, honored to acknowledge his work. Another important difference is that before 1945 Hungarian Order of Merit had a wider spectrum of recognition than the Republic Order of Merit, made possible with further lower grades such as the Hungarian Crown Silver and Bronze Merit (better known as Signum Laudis) and the Hungarian Silver and Bronze Merit.
The Soviet pattern introduced in 1985 can be regarded as a compromise keeping 25 × 10 mm uniform bandwidths to be worn. The traditional Hungarian ribbon band size was 40 × 15 mm in strip strips at the beginning of the 20th century. This results in the Hungarian Order of Meritsoldiers with decorated knights and soldiers with higher degrees to donate to them,a wide range of band strips with several different recording methods 10try to fit their existing bandwidths. These mixed ribbon bands, the NATO in combination with strips of 35 × 9.5 mm bandwidth of American honors is quite chaotic and least-regular or aesthetic striplines.
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