Vlar III “Ţepeş” (The Impaler) “Dracula” is so damn (in)famous he got his own page on our site. Just for himself. But wait, if you grew up believing in vampire legends and fancy your halloween costume, might want to think twice before going there. Things are not what they seem, and especially in Vampire World, the truth can be unsettling. (In this case though, if you ask me, truth is more interesting than the legend.)
Nicolae Ceauşescu ruled Romania for 21 years, 1968-1989, as a president and secretary general of the communist party, turning it into an economic and social shipwreck. It will take generations, if ever, to make up for all the mindboggling shit his leadership has lead to.
It’s very hard to explain what it was like. Here’s a propaganda video,
but that’s also not illustrative – it’s showing happy people, while the country was in the dark. Literally, as they interrupted electricity every evening “for saving reasons”.
Ceauşescu was hated by the people like you couldn’t imagine, and all that hate errupted in 1989, when he was overthrown in a Revolution (and/or coup d’etat, mystery still hovering) where huge crowds protested all over the country; people died. Ironically, the kind of crowds he used to gather to listen to his stupid speeches. This is the last one,
marking the start of the Bucharest events of the 1989 Romanian Revolution.
On that, some other time.