Monday, August 7, 2017

This Day in 1989: December 25, 1989, Ceausescu Executed

On the Christmas day, December 25, 1989, Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were sentenced to death and immediately executed by rebel soldiers.

During the turmoil of Communist countries that year, Romania had stayed most stable and calm and did not see any protests or riots until December. However, after their armed forces rebelled, it became the country whose Communist government crumbled the fastest. The death of the Ceausescu couple marked the fell of last domino in the East Europe.

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