Order of Merit of the Hungarian People's Republic, Small II Class
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The Order was based upon the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, in the Orders of the Republic of Hungary (1944-1949).
It was awarded to Hungarian citizens and foreigners in recognition of meritorious service in the realm of international co-operation, as well as for service to the Hungarian People’s Republic.
The awards may feature the emblem of the Hungarian People’s Republic from 1949-1957, or the emblem employed from 1957-1990.
Each of the higher ranking Order grade was awarded with an associated small grade, also known as Kleine Dekorationen or Small Orders. These decorations take the form of the V Class decoration, and feature a miniature version of the large decoration on the ribbon.
The Small II Class was worn as a less formal version of the full-sized II Class.
The Small II Class has a miniature version of the II Class decoration on the ribbon.
See the Hungarian Order of Merit, HUN102, in the Hungarian Regency (1918-1944), the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, HUN149, in the Republic of Hungary (1944-1949), and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, HUN236, in Hungary (1989-) for more information.
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