This book has great detail and is one of the few contributions to our understanding of the collapse of Ceausescu’s dictatorship. The birth of democracy in Romania came with a lot of violence and involved the mass’s actions in order to take over the dictatorship. Peter Davies goes into great detail about the leaders and their implications in the revolution and his main goal is to provide as accurate and as credible a narrative of the revolution as possible (Davies p.6) The book is written in a way that the reader is put into the events and walked through them with a narrated explanation behind the event. Out of all the revolutions that happened in Eastern Europe, the Romanian...
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...t really opened my mind and will help along with my historical paper. One person cannot do a lot but as soon as you involve a lot of people, things can change very fast. What I Have learned from this research is that when things start to change it can change very fast. No matter how powerful the government is, it is always up to the people to step up. Fortunately there are very brave people in this world who are willing to lose their lives for the good of the others.
Davies, Peter. The Romanian revolution of December 1989. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 20072005. Print.
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