The Romanian Revolution was a series of riots and protests in Romania in December 1989. These were part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several Warsaw Pact countries. The Romanian Revolution started in the city of Timisoara and soon spread throughout the country, becoming the only one of these revolutions that forcibly overthrew a Communist government and executed the country's head of state.

The Romanian Revolution was a series of riots and protests in Romania in December 1989. These were part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several Warsaw Pact countries. The Romanian Revolution started in the city of Timisoara and soon spread throughout the country, becoming the only one of these revolutions that forcibly overthrew a Communist government and executed the country's head of state.

An anti-Ceausescu fighter from the Romanian Revolution armed with an AK-47, Romania - December, 1989. Dictator Ceasusescu and his wife were tried by a military panel and summarily executed in a schoolyard. A fitting ending for both for detroying their country.

An anti-Ceausescu fighter from the Romanian Revolution armed with an AK-47, Romania - December, 1989. Dictator Ceasusescu and his wife were tried by a military panel and summarily executed in a schoolyard. A fitting ending for both for detroying their country.

View of tanks and damaged buildings in Bucharest’s central square at the conclusion of the Romanian Revolution, 1989.

View of tanks and damaged buildings in Bucharest’s central square at the conclusion of the Romanian Revolution, 1989.

Romanian revolution 1989 What really happened Coup d'etat

Romanian revolution 1989 What really happened Coup d'etat

The Romanian Revolution in 1989 was one of the few violent revolutions in Europe that brought an end to Communist rule (around 4,500 casualties).

The Romanian Revolution in 1989 was one of the few violent revolutions in Europe that brought an end to Communist rule (around 4,500 casualties).

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