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La «démocratisation» contrariée.L’épuration dans l’appareil du MAE et le corps diplomatique, 1945-1947
The Purges of Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Personnel, 1945-1947

Author(s): Irina Gridan
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania, Sovietization, communization, foreign policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomats, political purges.

Summary/Abstract: After the signature of an armistice with the Allied Powers in September 1944, Romania simultaneously enters the era of the “fictitious coalition” and a process of political Sovietization, with the formation of Groza government in March 1945. The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of the “democratization” within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The study sheds light on the obstacles which prevent the communist regime from installing its fideles in this institution. The career and civil servants jobs require specific skills and specific know-how: the new diplomats yet differ from the proletarian standards.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 33-47
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: French