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The Gheorghiu-Dej Era (1948–65)

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The initial stage of communism is associated with the name of Gheorghiu-Dej, leader of ‘popular democracy’ regime. Gheorghiu-Dej managed to remove his opponents during the power struggles from the party-state. During the first part...

Society Under The Pressure of Change

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Acquiring freedom brought with it social anomy. There were various forms of public violence, the most important being mineriads. Development of civil society was achieved with difficulty, being supported by the US and the EU. Culture, arts...

Political Parties

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Democratic political parties emerged immediately after the fall of communism. Gradually, consolidated their ideologies, the main orientations being social democracy, liberalism, popular-conservatism and nationalism. The electoral system...

Under The Sign of Three Dictatorships (1938–44)

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Abraham succinctly presents the drama of Greater Romania’s unravelling, whose main actors were Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, which King Carol II could not prevent. The Stalin-Hitler Pact was at the origin not only of incorporating...

The Fall of Communism

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Political changes determined by Gorbachev through Perestroika also affected the Ceauşescu regime. Protests from Timişoara, Bucharest and other cities in December 1989, although repressed, determined the fall of the communist regime. During...

Introduction

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...We live in a world in which the impression of space compression, as a result of global communication, creates the false appearance of dilating time, of a break with the past. But this is the link of superposed plates of our memory...

Institutions of ‘Legitimate Violence’

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The dictatorial state established its domination over society not only through ideological monopoly but also by using institutions of ‘legitimate violence’: justice, Securitate, Miliţia and even the army. The justice system One...

The Establishment of The Communist Regime (1944–47)

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Romania’s sovietization took place in the contest of Red Army troops’ presence. The Groza Government (March 1945) was the main instrument by which Romanian Communist Party enforced the first stage from the power conquering plan. After...

Conclusions

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The main continuity element in the history of Romania is the feeling of geopolitical insecurity, derived from its position of being a Central European country in the neighbourhood of the Balkans and the Black Sea. Situated in a fragile...

Social and Demographic Trends

Florin Abraham

Florin Abraham is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism at The Romanian Academy and Lecturer at The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Romania Since The Second World War : A Political, Social and Economic History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Abraham offers a synthesis on the main demographic phenomena after 1945. The main information source is censuses, on the basis of which the ethnic and religious structure is analyzed. Other demographic trends are also analyzed...