It 1965 Nicolae Ceausescu became the new communist leader of Romania. His wife Elena, set up a rigid and dictatorial regimes. Ceausescu used secret police to crush all dissent. He ruled Romania with a iron fist.
While in power living standers dropped for the Romania people. This included food shortages and the rationing of bread, flour, and sugar. His plan for rapid urbanization caused villages to be bulldozed. Which further angered and caused hardship for the Romania people.
After the secret police murdered thousands of people who were peacefully demonstrating, the army refused to support any more repression! Ceausescu and his wife were captured on December 22! A new government was quickly reformed.