Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century
Decades: 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s years - 1990s
Years: 1942 – 1943 – 1944 – 1945 – 1946 – 1947 – 1948 – 1949 – 1950 – 1951 – 1952
January 14 – Law IV of 1947 on the abolition of individual titles and ranks is announced in Hungary. article of law, which abolishes the rank of Hungarian nobility and gentry (duke, earl count, earl, baron, noble, primor, chief of the horse), the title of hereditary prince and those rank-marking titles (dignities) that were regularized as awards (real inner privy councilor, privy councilor, chief government adviser, government adviser, etc.), and also abolished the use of the heroic title.
January 15 – The province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is established in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
January 19 – The democratic bloc (the Polish Workers' Party, the Polish Socialist Party, the People's Party and the Democrats) wins the elections in Poland, just as it emerged victorious from the Sejm elections. (Deputy Prime Minister Stanisław Mikołajczyk's party, the Polish People's Party (PSL), suffers a major defeat as a result of the events - due to election manipulations, vote falsifications and other hindering factors (it receives only 10.3% of the votes, i.e. a total of 28 mandates) leaves the country, returns to the government-in-exile in London.)
January 21 - Free Hanseatic City province of Bremen is established in the American occupation zone of Germany.
January 23 – At the meeting of the Central Committee of the CSKP discussing domestic policy issues, the slogan "For the majority of the nation" is proclaimed and it is declared that the party must strive for unity.
February 5 - Bolesław Bierut is elected President of the Republic of Poland. (Józef Cyrankiewicz submits his proposal for the formation of the new government.)
February 6 – The new Polish government headed by Józef Cyrankiewicz is established in Warsaw. (The Polish Workers' Party 5, the Polish Socialist Party 7, the Peasants' Party 5, the Democratic Party 3, the Workers' Party 2, the New Liberation Polish Peasants' Party and non-party members are represented in the government by 1 each.)
February 9 – The largest snow cover thickness (151 cm) in Hungary is measured on this day in the Kőszeg area.
Hungary signs the Paris Peace Treaty, which restores the Trianon borders.
Romania signs the peace treaty in Paris.
The Yugoslav government signs the peace treaty with Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary, and also receives Zadar, Fiume and Istria.
February 13 – The Czechoslovak Constituent Assembly passes a law against the whistleblowers and in defense of the two-year plan.
February 19 – The Sejm adopts the new (first) constitution of the Republic of Poland, the so-called small constitution, which remains in force until July 22, 1952.
February 20 - The British Labor government announces that the British will leave India by June 1948.
February 25 - Béla Kovács, the secretary general of the Small Farmers' Party, is arrested by the Soviet authorities and sentenced to twenty years of forced labor without a court hearing - at the intervention of Mátyás Rákosi. (After a nine-year absence, he returned home in the fall of 1955. Since 2001, this day has been a memorial day for the victims of communist dictatorships.)
February 28 – The province of Saxony is established in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
March 12 – The Truman Doctrine commits the United States to intervening in Europe or elsewhere against Communist or Communist-sponsored