Ceausescu’s Romania: 1965 – 1989

SOURCES: “Sovereign Debt, Austerity, and Regime Change: The Case of Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania” – by Cornel Ban “The world economy and the Cold War, 1970–1985” – by Giovanni Arrighi “Crisis in the Eastern Bloc – Soviet and IMF looting in Romania” – by Executive Intelligence Review ________________________________________ Nicolae Ceausescu – a symbol of communist tyranny… Read More Ceausescu’s Romania: 1965 – 1989

Communist prisons: Fort XIII Jilava, Ramnicu-Sarat, Sighetu Marmatiei, Pitesti

“The biggest victory of communism – a victory dramatically revealed after 1989 – was the creation of a man without memory, the new man brainwashed to not have any memory of who he was, or what was, or what he did before Communism.” – extract from the Resistance and Victims of Communism Memorial . .… Read More Communist prisons: Fort XIII Jilava, Ramnicu-Sarat, Sighetu Marmatiei, Pitesti

Partisans: the anti-communist resistance

Spiru Blanaru: ” I’d like everyone to learn what we went through and what were our conditions and the chances of victory over communism. We already reconciled with the thought that we’re going to die.” . http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Declaration_on_European_Conscience_and_Communism – the Prague Declaration, strongly opposed by various interest groups, called for the study and publication of materials that… Read More Partisans: the anti-communist resistance

1989 – Bloody Christmas

Between 16-25 december 1989, a series of events took place throughout Romania, which overthrew the communist regime of Ceausescu and killed over 1200 people, most of them in the capital city Bucharest.   Protests began in Timisoara on december 16 1989, which resulted in an uncontrollable riot. On the morning of december 21, Ceausescu made… Read More 1989 – Bloody Christmas