Romania: Ceausescu's assassination , The Staged Revolution

"Ed Vulliamy 19 July 2009
It was impossible to have a revolution in Romania. So it had to be staged. "Christmas Day 1989: Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are shot dead by firing squad, after a trial lasting less than two minutes. But was the world watching a people's uprising, or a communist coup d'état?
"There had been a revolution by the people, but the people had been tricked," he says. "We were romantics, we had no relationship with those in power. Within a year, it was beyond doubt that one faction had simply removed another faction, probably in direct contact with Moscow, where Gorbachev had realised that Ceausescu's system would implode. The institutions which had run the country remained intact, albeit with another name. Tragically, more people were killed after the execution of Ceausescu than before.

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