It can be summarized as "we are all alone" and is based on historical reasons and the "otherness" of the language and the origins of Hungarians.
While the consciousness of "we are all alone" was dormant during the socialist period (1948–1989), it still remained a recognizable and crucial part of the national identity. There is evidence that the Hungarian nation was a unit in the Middle Ages.
In Latin chronicles dating back to the tenth century, there are colorful origin myths of the Hungarians "conquering" and occupying the Carpathian Basin and their conversion to Christianity under King Stephen.
Many Hungarians consider their nation "the final fortress of Western Christianity and civilized Europe." National Identity.
After conquering the Ottomans in 16, the Habsburgs ruled all of Hungary.
The population accepted their right to rule but kept and observed their own laws, legislative powers, parliament, and administrative division.
The Austro-Hungarian monarchy ended after World War I.
Historically, the crown validated and legitimated the ruler.
Even though the kingdom of Hungary ceased to exist in 1918, the crown continues to hold deeply meaningful national significance.
During the socialist period, Russian was mandatory in schools and universities.
English has become the most valued second language, particularly for younger people with entrepreneurial ambitions and in academia, the sciences, and various businesses and services. The Hungarian language constitutes one of the most significant national symbols.
The gigantic painting entitled "The Arrival of the Hungarians" is another national symbol.