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Romanian Communist Party

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SYND 06-08-69 THE 10TH ROMANIAN COMMUNIST PARTY CONGRESS OPENS IN BUCHAREST

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LIB 26-11-72 CEAUSESCU ADDRESSES COMMITTEE OF ROMANIA COMMUNIST PARTY

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SYND 30 11 74 FINAL DAY OF THE ROMANIAN COMMUNIST PARTY'S ELEVENTH CONGRESS IN BUCHAREST

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SYND 15/06/1970 ROMANIAN PRESIDENT AND COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER NICOLAE CEAUSESCU HOLDS TALKS WITH PRE

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Romania: Communists pay tribute to Ceausescu on 98th anniversary of his birth

The Romanian Communist Party was a communist party in Romania. Successor to the pro-Bolshevik wing of the Socialist Party of Romania, it gave ideological endorsement to communist revolution and the disestablishment of Greater Romania. The PCR was a minor and illegal grouping for much of the interwar period, and submitted to direct Comintern control. During the 1930s, most of its activists were imprisoned or took refuge in the Soviet Union, which led to the creation of separate and competing factions until the 1950s. The Communist Party emerged as a powerful actor on the Romanian political scene in August 1944, when it became involved in the royal coup that toppled the pro-Nazi government of Ion Antonescu. With support from Soviet occupation forces, the PCR was able to force King Michael I into exile, and establish undisguised Communist rule in 1948.