The Christian-conservative part of the Hungarian capitalist class attaches great importance to the centenary and this is formulated in the cultural policy of the Fidesz-KDNP-government led by Viktor Orbán which is in power since 2010. What is this about? “Instead of the Western-European perspective we should approach the events from an Eastern-European perspective”  – struck the keynote Mária Schmidt, director of the House of Terror Museum, one of the “court historians” of the present-day political elite. “The goal is to create a healthy national identity and national memory”  – added Judit Hammerstein, Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Affairs.
What does the Christian-conservative government want? First of all to free the public opinion from “the intellectual remnants of communist past”. For example, let us forget the thesis that the First World War was a great fight of imperialist powers, and those fallen in battle were the victims of murderous war! And it is absolutely indispensable to forget forever that the Russian revolution in 1917 opened a new era in history! As for Hungarian Soviet Republic, deal with it as if it had never been.
The Christian-conservative government at the same time wants to finish with liberal and social democratic views on the WWI and the afterwar treaties. The government keeps saying that Hungary is located not in the East, but in the Central Europe, but as far as the worldview is concerned Hungary is practically Western Europe. The government rejects the liberal view that Hungary should learn from the West. On the contrary they try to prove that Hungary always became a slave to the West the moment the country left its own national path.
According to the official Christian-conservative ideology the WWI was a patriotic war in defence of the nation. “I mean that the war was in the interests of Hungary because it – once the war had started – presented the possibility to defend Hungarian interests using the army. One must remember that political leaders of three neighbour nations (Czechs, Romanians and Serbs) and intellectual circles that supported them already decades before openly talked about the need to part the territory of the Kingdom of Hungary between the neigboring countries. On this ground we can declare that for Hungary the WWI was a self-defence war in which Hungary was forced to enter.”  – says historian Ernő Raffay. In 1990-94 years Ernő Raffay was Secretary of State for Defence in the Antall-government notorious for having helped the Croats to secede from Yugoslavia by the secret supply of arms in early nineties.
The Christian-conservative forces conceptualise the war as common national cause. They keep on emphasising that 3,6 million men were conscripted at the beginning of WW1 and 660 thousand of them were killed or disappeared. They also include the Hungarian Jewish community in the “big national unity”. Among the 932 thousand Jewish born citizens “up to 200 thousand Israelites joined the army, many held high ranks and their number was high among generals too”  - emphasised Csaba Hende, present minister of defence. The Ministry of Defence publishes again the ”Golden Album of Hungarian Jewish war veterans: in memorium of the1914-1918 World War”. The more than 500 pages long work was first published in 1941 to counterbalance the growing anti-semitic sentiment.
The Christian-conservative forces interlink the issue of the WW1 with the Treaty of Peace with Hungary signed in Trianon in 1920, more then that - they emphasise that the injustice suffered by the Hungarian nation exerts its influence up to the present day.
The Christian-conservative government wants the centennial celebrations to play an important part in the Christian-conservative re-evaluation of the Hungarian history. The current Christian-conservative perception considers the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) a virtue with long-lasting effects on our age and praises that period as golden age of prosperity. The official perception of history regards the era between 1920 and 1945, identified with the personality of the then governor Miklós Horthy, as continuation of the “k.u.k.”-era (kaiserlich und königlich). According to the current official perception the Horthy-era was a successful period of consolidation of the bourgeoisie, bourgeois development. The Orbán-government regards itself the successor of the Horthy-era.
Liberal forces blame for the WW1 the then Hungarian political elite. The crosstalk between past as present is obvious. According to the András Gerő, historian of the liberal bourgeois forces, war is “an event of destiny which people only suffer”. From the liberal point of view war is not a common tragedy of the whole nation, as the conservatives say, but only of the then liberal conservative-nationalist Hungarian elite” . According to them at the turn of the century the Hungarian political elite lost its flexibility, didn't carry out the agrarian reform, didn't settle its relations with the national minorities, didn't change the structure of the Monarchy and thus Hungary was dragged into the war and lost it.
On the other hand liberals – just like the conservatives – want to whitewash the then Hungarian ruling class, emphasising that Hungary was only forced into the war. They say that Hungarians didn't have territorial demands, didn't want a war, didn't want to conquer neigbour nations. Even István Tisza  himself opposed the war, but Hungary – as part of the Monarchy – couldn't stay out from the war. According to them from the Hungarian point of view it was a real trap. 
The celebration of the centennary gives great space for nationalist manifestations. Many historians claim that “Hungary belongs only to Hungarians”. Regarding the neighbouring countries they again began to use the wording adopted until 1920, “the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown”. According to the official perception Hungarian soldiers were heroes in the war. By 2018, the end of the WW1-centennary should be ready the database of Hungarian military sacrifices and the WW1-monuments will have been rebuilt in every town. In many places there will be built “Heroic memorials” to commemorate the victims of the two world wars and the events of 1956 as well.
The centennials celebrations aren't free of anti-communism. Hungary, so they say, took over a great historic mission: after 1919 Hungary became the forefront stronghold of the fight against bolshevism. Many are trying to explain that communist ideas are alien from the Hungarian character but the “traumatizing effect” of the WWI resulted in the emergence of communist ideology and along with it - fascist ideology.
A notable part of the centennial events is the emergence of anti-Russian elements. The young liberal historian Péter Csunderlik explains the prevailing often negative world view of Hungarian politics as the work of Russians and Slavic nations. This negative picture is “mostly a result of the historic interpretation of Slavic nations” – says Csunderlik who claims not less than that Slavic nations “rose themselves to cultural nations by desreputing and demonising the Hungarians” .