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Post 13 May 2015, 15:12
I thought this was a good documentary that very well covered the events during Ceausescu's collapse. Keep in mind that the speaker is a Western liberal, so don't be put off too much with his Eurocentism and anti-Communism (although Ceausescu was not a Communist).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_lnqMe5d7c
Loz
Post 18 May 2015, 21:17
Holy shit Bucharest looked like the epitome of a Eastern European communist shithole. Not a single color besides gray.
Anyway that "revolution" is one of the more mysterious ones. Lots and lots about it is still unknown, just who were the snipers and so on, and what was the role of the KGB and Securitate itself in all that.
Post 18 May 2015, 23:24
I see a lot of Red flags in that crowd outside of Ceausescu's palace. Definately strange, although Ceausescu was a bastard who starved his own people for a decade to pay off debt his government accumulated. I wouldn't be surprised if they were Socialists who toppled a state capitalist dictator.
Loz
Post 19 May 2015, 07:40
They weren't. It was esentially a coup by the dissidents in the party, the army and the Securitate with KGB support.
Post 20 May 2015, 12:06
I mean in the video, it was discussing Ceausescu's last speech, which turned out to be an anti-government rally that raided his palace. People in the rally had a lot of Red flags.

By the way, the KGB had a role in toppling him? Interesting, but not surprising.
Post 11 Jun 2015, 07:46
Is it true Ceaucescu and his Wife sang the International when they were executed?

I met a Romanian Lady recently who was singing Ceaucescus praises. Not due to him being great per say more due to her preferring life back then to the urrent Romanian situation.
Post 11 Jun 2015, 09:00
Before the sentences were carried out, Elena Ceaușescu screamed, "You motherfu*kers!" -- Wiki
Post 19 May 2016, 23:49
there is a speculation that Soviet Union undergroundly encouraged the fall of Causescu
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