A bit of context: there is a group of people in my world known as the Ðakrynkó who share literally nothing culturally in common with the Hungarians. Historically any independence movements have been suppressed, but in the present the idea of a separate country seems plausible, and it comes back stronger than ever. My question is: How would the Hungarian government react to this, and what would they do?
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OK, before someone close it...
Situation right now:
-in aftermath of WW1 Hungary ended up with huge Hungarian inhabited areas outside its borders (much smaller then if someone drew a map based on dominating ethnic group).
-communist often tended to keep overrepresentative number of minorities (not only Jews) in Stalin era in secret police, which often brings some extra grudge (and not only minority may perceive itself as victim)
-Right now Hungary is in the EU and on the lead is nationalistic leaning Orban, who is quite smart opportunist
-EU would generally support some minor autonomy for any ethnic group, but actually would be against separatism
-if anyone whine too much Orban could suggest just redrawing borders in whole region, based on ethnic composition - of course no one would like that or give it a try, but then the whole idea would become moot
-the most unhappy members of minority would migrate to western part of the EU, while looking for work
-such minority would be presumably perceived as 5th column and used in political debate
So: As much minority rights as the EU may enforce and forget about any independence.