20th century population statistics in Transylvania

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After the First World War Transylvania was ceded to the Romanians despite great protest from the Magyars. The border with Hungary was drawn, after debate, along the current line which divided the majority of Romanian to Hungarian population. The northern part was briefly returned to Hungary in 1940 due to pressure from Hitler which resulted in many atrocities being committed against the Romanians by the Magyar forces. Since then Transylvania has had rapid Romanization, but still has a large Magyar minority.

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