In 1965, there was a communist leader in Romania named Nicolae Ceausescu. He and his wife, Elena, set up a ridge and dictatorial regime. Nicolae ruled Romania with an iron grip and using secret police to crush all dissent.
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Nicolae had economic policed that has led to a sudden drop in the standard of living and led to many food shortages. He had a plan for rapid urbanization. This called for bulldozing villages. This had made the Romanian people very angry.
In December of 1989, the secret police murdered thousands of men, women and children. They were peacefully demonstrating. Then, the army refused to support any more repression. Nicolae and his wife were peacefully captured on December 22 and excuted on Christmas. After they died a new government formed quickly.