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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Executions → Execution of Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu (12/25/1989)

Nicolae Ceausescu a was the leader (General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party) of Romania from 1965 until December 1989.

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Ceausescu's regime collapsed after a series of violent events in Timisoara and Bucharest in December 1989. On December 25, Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu were condemned to death by a military court on charges ranging from illegal gathering of wealth to genocide, and were executed executed by shooting in Targoviste. Before they were shot dead, Ceausescu sang part of "The Internationale" and proclaimed that history would judge him well. His wife was screaming at everyone to go to hell. The Ceausescus were executed by Captain Ionel Boeru and two other soldiers who shot them with AK-47 assault rifles. The "trial" and execution were videotaped. The footage was promptly released in France and other western countries. Several days later, footage of their trial and pictures of their corpses (but not of the execution itself) were released on television for the Romanian public.

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2013-01-20 04:57:45

shame, im against excution but you obviusly dond know who these elderly people are-educate yourselfs
2012-12-22 21:12:29

shame shame shame
die communist die again and again and again and fuck puttin i would like to cleave his head of his shoulders myself.
2012-10-17 02:08:55

There are 2 type of person,one fight prouldy and when wins be moral
Secon type is the mass,they are cowards,only fight when enemy is weak and is cruel with two unarmed elderly.
I dont like communist but the execution of that sold unarmed elderly couple is the most barbaric act of cowardice that i have seen in video,but im not surprised because the romanians are latino.
2012-10-14 15:26:18

I think leadership does play a major role. The hnirldae leader of East Germany, Erich Honnecker, was apparently willing to use force to suppress protests, but he was removed from power by reformist forces before he could do so. But it's not clear it would have worked. It's worth noting that Ceausecu had developed a secret police force, loyal to him and practically a parallel army. So institutionally, he might have been more capable of it than other leaders. But I think that just as interesting as the question you ask why is there violence in some situations and not others is the question that came up in class yesterday why does violence sometimes work to suppress revolts, and sometimes fail.Emma Montoya actually wrote her research paper on precisely this question about Romania last year. If you want to know more, I would encourage you to talk with her.
2012-09-29 06:25:15

die commo bitches
communism is a sham they preach against imperialism and they make there ppl poor and starving while the leaders make them selves rich and fat.DIE COMMUNIST PIGS OINK OINK
2012-05-20 09:22:58

I heard good old nicholelie use to have good banquets while the abused & abandoned children in his control were fed human blood infected with aids
2012-02-03 03:42:36

oi david arcan
communist dont belive in xmass anyway so whats the problem they are godless leeches
2012-02-01 09:58:12

oi david arcan
any day is a good day to kill a communist
2012-02-01 09:55:13

hey romania finally grew some balls and got rid of the communist leaches that were sucking the life out of romania ppl of russia china nrth korea take note this is how its done
2012-01-10 01:06:56

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