World History

World History

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  • Hey Jim, did you know that In 1965, the Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena set up a dictatorial regime in Romania. Ceausescu ruled Romania with an iron grip using secret police to crush all of Romania and opposition to his regime grew.
  • No I did not
  • No, no i did not
  • but did you know that Ceausescu’s economic policies led to a sharp drop in living standards including less food and the rationing of bread, flour, and sugar. His plan to urbanize Romania angered the Romanian people even more.
  • Fine Jim you got me on one thing but I bet you didn't know this. One incident in Romania made the revolution happen. In December 1989, the secret police murdered thousands who were peacefully demonstrating. Finally, the army refused to support any more repression. Ceausescu and his wife were captured on December 22 and executed on Christmas Day.
  • Oh my goodness no I did not. How horrific
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