How was Romania under Ceaușescu influenced by Maoism and Juche? I have read that after Ceaușescu visited North Korea, China, and Mongolia that he was influenced by Maoism and Juche, and after he gave the July These he had a mini cultural revolution in Romania. Does any one know what happened in the Romanian cultural revolution and if it was anything like the Chinese cultural revolution?
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Ceausescu adopted the "personality cult" characteristic of Juche.
The Romanian youth was made to perform for him holding colored cards, write poems and songs, the face of Ceausescu appeared on the first page of every book.
Due to the fact that religion was something taboo in the communist Romania, part of the private life, the public one revolved around the Ceausescu couple(his wife, Elena published chemistry books and was seen as a savant).
Well, I personally think that Ceausescu's "ideology" (or rather, his practical politics) was kind of an amalgam of many elements. On the one hand, he reminds me a lot of Tito, with his pro-imperialist policy, his staunch anti-Sovietism and his acting as a splitter of the socialist camp. On the other hand, it is obvious that especially Juche had a huge influence on him, as many elements of this ideology must have really appealed to him - the massive cult of personality, the core idea of national independence and autarky, and of course the somewhat repressive treatment of any kind of dissent. So I think his policy is kind of a mixture of Titoism and Juche, in its worst sense ...
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