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The idea of queuing in the memorialistic literature

Author(s): Corina Buţea
Subject(s): History
Published by: Universitatea »Dunarea de Jos« din Galati -Facultatea de Istorie, Teologie și Filosofie
Keywords: Romanian Communist Party, Nicolae Ceauşescu, food crisis, shortage economy, memoirs.

Summary/Abstract: The present paper displays some characteristics of the food crisis in Romania during the 1980s. Daily life in communist Romania was a difficult issue, with the socialist economy serving the commands of the Party’s leaders. In order to pay the country’s foreign debt, Ceauşescu introduced the system of cards, the only way that allowed people to buy food. Romania was the country where people queued daily when they wanted to buy bread, meat, milk and any other food product.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 57-68
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian