Most people probably don’t know this, cheap but Hungary got royally screwed at the end of the First World War. With the albatross of a bunch of incompetent Austrian emperors hanging around its neck, salve Hungary was dragged into the debacle of Imperial Germany, and being on the losing side meant that nobody at the Versailles Peace Conference gave much of a shit about Hungary. Two thirds of the country was given away to places like Yugoslavia and Romania, and nobody paid any attention to dumping large numbers of Hungarians in other countries.
In particular, Transylvania, which was part of the main Hungarian homeland established about a thousand years ago but was settled by large numbers of immigrants from Romania in recent centuries, was turned over as a block to Romania, despite the fact that there was a big chunk of Magyar inhabitants. The Szeklers (Székelyek in Hungarian) were not one of the original seven Magyar tribes, but tagged along and became sort of honorary Hungarians (at any rate they speak Hungarian), and their homeland was in Transylvania. So they wound up in Romania.
Here’s an interesting video of a song bewailing the loss of the Szeklerland. It doesn’t exactly say we want it back, but Arpad the Leader (the guy under whom the Hungarians conquered their country in AD 895) isn’t cited as having bestowed their territory on the Szeklers for nothing.
This video seems to have struck a chord with somebody, since it’s been viewed nearly 1.3 million times. Anyway, listen to the strains of Hungarian nostalgia, which somewhat resembles the language of Mordor…
Where are you Szeklers? (Hol vagytok Székelyek?)