Bachelor of Science
This paper attempts to find connections between Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu’s brand of Nationalism and the violent government reaction to protesters in 1989. It examines how the territories of Bessarabia and Transylvania led Romania to hold negative opinions of the other members of the Warsaw Pact and the Hungarian minority within Romania. In addition, it examines the distrust that cropped up between Romania and the other members of the Warsaw Pact following the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. A mixture of distrust of minorities and the other members of the Warsaw Pact led to the violent government reaction to the 1989 Revolution.
Emmons, Allan Chet, "The Violent Revolution: Nationalism and the 1989 Romanian Revolution" (2016). Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History). 53.