Elena Ceausescu

Standard Name: Ceausescu, Elena


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The narrator, who begins by losing everything she possesses, and thereafter staggers from one disaster to another, seems to enact the helplessness of ordinary Romanians not long after the overthrow of the brutal regime of...


April 1989: The European Economic Community finally suspended...

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April 1989

The European Economic Community finally suspended trade relations with Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu ' Romania on account of its oppressive social and gender policies.

Christmas Day 1989: In Romania, Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu,...

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Christmas Day 1989

In Romania, Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu , whose regime was hideously oppressive in social policies, particularly those of gender, were shot by army firing squad after being removed from office by popular uprising.


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