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During the Rakosi era, the foreign policy of the Hungarian Communist party (HCP) consisted in "supporting" the antiimperialistic campaign of the Soviet Union. The Hungarian Communist party is militarily and politically dependent on the Kremlin as well as on the various control channels the Soviets have—from bilateral relations to political instruments such as the Warsaw Pact as well as the presence of the advisors and the Soviet Army on Hungarian territory. The relations of the HCP with the other people's democracies have never departed from routine. The HCP's attitude toward the Western countries has always been and remains extremely cautious. Although eager, for obvious economic reasons, to draw nearer to the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary was one of the last countries to resume diplomatic relations with it. Theoretically, the party of the first and only Republic of the Councils in Central Europe was well placed to resume its role of avant-garde after World War II.