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Romania and communism

1948: Romania was governed by the Communist Party with Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej as the President (1948–1965). The parliament was dissolved and the country was ruled by the Great National Assembly. Long-established parties were dissolved and their leaders were assassinated or imprisoned.
30 August 1948: establishment of Securitate (political police).
March 1965: Nicolae Ceausescu was elected First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and helped govern the country.
July 1945: the PMR (Romanian Labour Party) became the Romanian Communist Party (PCR).
21 August 1965: the Popular Republic of Romania became the Socialist Republic of Romania (RSR).
9 December 1967: N. Ceausescu became President of the Council of the State.
21 August 1968: N. Ceausescu organised a great assembly as a campaign against the military intervention of the Warsaw Pact Member States thus, gaining the support of the western states, especially the United States of America.
March 1974: the Great National Assembly announced Nicolae Ceausescu President of the Socialist Republic of Romania (RSR).
Between 1980 and 1989: Romania went through a terrible economic crisis which resulted in development of an absurd centralised communist policy as a drastic measure to pay the foreign debt. This led to a terrible deficiency in basic needs, persecution of the intellectuals, rationing of petrol and electricity, aggressive attitude towards the Church, demolition of Churches and villages, suppression of strikes led by the mine workers in 1977 and by industrial workers in Brasov in 1987.

D 28 September 2012    AIulian Isbasoiu ALaurenţiu Tănase ALucreţia Vasilescu

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