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 (chou-shĕs′ko͞o), Nicolae 1918-1989.
Romanian politician who was the absolute ruler of Romania from 1965 until his regime was overthrown in December 1989. He was tried by military tribunal and executed for crimes against the state.


(Biography) Nicolae (ˌnɪkɒˈlaɪ). 1918–89, Romanian statesman; chairman of the state council (1967–89) and president of Romania (1974–89): deposed and executed


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Nicolae, 1918–89, Romanian political leader and dictator; president 1967–89.
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ROMANIANS were yesterday shown film of the bullet-riddled body of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu - executed with his wife after a two-hour secret trial.
Romanian native Suceavxxa successfully juggles humor and horror in this send-up of the madness of life and society after the Ceausescu regime.
But unlike the undead and the unparented, Dallas actually played a tangible role in the overthrow of Ceausescu and the celebration that ensued.
The world had been allowed unprecedented access to the country following the people's revolt against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989.
The same year Romanians overthrew president Nicolae Ceausescu, who was shot on Christmas Day.
Milosevic has much in common with Ceausescu in Romania - and even, come to that, with Messrs Hitler and Mussolini in Germany and Italy.
For the first time I felt that the situation was not impossible, that our hospital staff can be re-educated--no, that's a horrible Ceausescu word--trained.
As Iliescu hands over power on Friday, the only former Communist still in jail is Constantin Dascalescu, the last premier under dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
He subsequently served as chief of CNN's Jerusalem bureau and went on to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and the violent overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Enclosed is also an interview with general Ion Mihai Pacepa, ex- head of the Romanian intelligence service and the highest-ranking official to desert from the Soviet block, about his relationship with Ceausescu, Arafat and the KGB.
In a desperate attempt, Ceausescu held a large public demonstration in Palace Square in Bucharest (21 December 1989) hoping for a reprint of the atmosphere of August 1968.