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Allied Discords: Some Considerations Regarding the Overthrow of the Rădescu Government
Allied Discords: Some Considerations Regarding the Overthrow of the Rădescu Government

Author(s): Marian-Alin Dudoi
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Great Britain; communism; diplomacy; Foreign Office; Romania; Rădescu; Soviet Union; United States

Summary/Abstract: The author discloses British sources to demonstrate the efforts of the Foreign Office and the British representatives in Bucharest to stop the seizure of power by a Communist Government. Soviet, American and British representatives participated to the Allied Control Commission of Romania, headed by Soviets; this provided the British a clear view of Soviet interferences. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden even though instructed British representatives in Bucharest to support Soviets due to the common war efforts, hoped to avoid the inevitable until the end of February when Soviet Union decided to impose a pro-Soviet Government despite his attempts to discuss the matter with Soviets on the terms provided by the recent Declaration on Liberated Europe, issued at Yalta. The Soviet Union succeeded in imposing the fall of the Rădescu Government because the Red Army had occupied Romania and British and United States Governments had no real means to support the cause of a neutral Romanian Government.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 125-135
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English