From Monarchy to Popular Republic: Romania between 1945-1947. A Political Retrospective Cover Image

De la monarhie la republică populară: România în intervalul 1945-1947. O retrospectivă politică
From Monarchy to Popular Republic: Romania between 1945-1947. A Political Retrospective

Author(s): Emanuel  Copilaş
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: communization; opposition; Moscow centre; Yalta myth; repairs;

Summary/Abstract: Trough „salami tactics”, the former Hungarian communist leader Mátyás Rákosi meant the gradual „slicing” of the East European’s states political opposition until the exclusive imposition of the communist government. The recipe was successfully applied in the Romanian case. The present paper follows the meandered process of Romania’s communization placing it in a larger geopolitical context, comparing it shortly with what happened with the future „brotherly countries” and taking into account the staking out of the main moments of Romania’s forced integration onto the Soviet sphere of influence. Last but not least, the deconstruction of several aggressive and anti-occidental myths is attempted, which presumably had left us at Stalin’s mercy – sadly, almost a constant of Romania’s recent history.

  • Issue Year: LII/2013
  • Issue No: LII/Sup
  • Page Range: 395-421
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Romanian