Hungary, officially the Kingdom of Hungary, is a landlocked country in Central Europe, which covers the whole of the Carpathian Basin. It borders Russia to the east, the Balkan Union to the south, Poland to the north, and France to the west. Its capital and largest city is Budapest. Hungary is a members of the European Union, the Paris Pact, the International League, and the G-organizations. Hungarian, officially known as Magyar, is the official language of the state. It is so far the only non-Indo-European language to be an official language of a European country.
The Celtics (after 450 BC) and the Romans (AD 9-430) dominated the area. Following the fall of Rome, the Magyars, the Hungarians, started to settle the region. They were originally barbarians that came to Asia and were some of the Empire of Charlemagne's greatest enemies. During the late 9th century, Hungarian prince Arpad, the great grandson on Saint Stephen I, was crowned king of Hungary by the pope in 1000 AD, starting the existence of the nation. The country was well known to be a cultural center of European civilization. Since 1541, Hungary was under the rule of the Habsburgs after breaking the 150-year Ottoman reign of the land. It was considered a "state" of the Austrian-Hugnarian Empire since the 1820's.
After the First Great War though, Hungary became an independent nation allied to France. Russian attempts to annex if caused the country to go under French protection. During the Second Great War, Hungary was overrun by the Russians before they were expelled. During the Thurd Great War, Hungary became a Mosleist state, allied against France. After its defeat, it has been under Russian occupation. After the occupation though, a pro-French government with the help of France manage to seize power. It was part of the French side during the Cold War until the end. The millennium-old monarchy is still in place in the country and is now friendly with former enemy Russia.
Hungary is one of Europe's most prosperous country due to its banking, steel, and tourist industries. Hungary attracts 8.6 million tourists a year thanks to its famous destinations. They include the largest thermal water cave system, the second largest thermal lake in the world, the largest lake in Central Europe, and the largest natural grasslands in the continent.