In the years 1943-1949, Hungary's foreign policy showed remarkable peripetia. No matter how different the particular concepts were, there was one common feature - they all failed. Unsuccessful proved Hungary's attempts of withdrawing from the war and calling a truce in the autumn of 1944. And quite unrealistic was the hope of support from the Western Allies. Hungary failed to persuade the Powers to support its peace plans and soften the 1946 Peace Treaty provisions, and had to pay for its defeat with all consequences. The foreign political concept of a 'bridge' between West and East proved quite illusory and starting from summer 1947 Hungary, as well as other Central and East European countries, was forced to adapt its foreign policy fully to the interests of the Soviet Union. From 1949 on, Hungary's own foreign policy ceased to exist.