This basin, surrounded by the wreath of the Carpathian Mountains (which
is at the same time the center of our continent) draws the most permanent
boundary of Europe (900 years old). Since this territory is surrounded
by natural borders, it was not accidental that here took shape an organic
economic, geographic and cultural unity defended by the Holy Crown too,
and this whole unit means the Hungarians' living-space. It have been our
task to fill it with people, to operate, to boom and defend it so far,
and we cannot do anything else until Hungarians live in this region.
After so long glorious centuries that brought prestige for us, it seems
that the national feeling of the Hungarians is asleep in its Sleeping
Beauty's dream, but we believe that it is a transitional condition without
The painful decades, meanwhile our territories have been detached from
Hungary, 98 years ago, mean only minutes historically - as for example,
the Turks usurped the greater parts of our country (for 150 years), but
today their country extends only as far as the border of Europe... But
this transitional status may be perceived in the attitude of the fences,
since the invaders handle our lured territories as they know that they
will have to give back those soon, as it happens for example in Transylvania.
Therefore, they do not develop the said territories as they do with their
own, but continue ruthless exploitation on them as if they were colonies.
This is why we cannot allow decreasing of the Hungarian living-space, Hungarians
of the remnant Hungary should do everything in order to help their compatriots
outside the present border, and to wake up the feeling of union and patriotism
in our nation, that these feelings would precede every external interest
One patriotic society is not founded against something, but for something.
We keep the name of the organization also very important; its name should
reflect its aims, expressing the meaning of the joint action.
Observed all of these, we established the Hungarian Living-space
Foundation, whose primary aim is to protect our living-space in the
Carpathian Basin, to help our own blood, that they can preserve their national
identity and become stronger economically. Moreover, we would like to assist
the union those who indeed want to do for this, to create a unity above/without
the parties for all of us, who want to live as Hungarians.
Budapest, May 15, 2001.
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