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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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1989: A Romanian revolution overthrew president Nicolae Ceausescu.
Summary: I recently joined a tour in Bucharest of the Palace of Parliament, the gigantic folly built in the 1980s on the orders of the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was executed before he could see it finished.
Thus, Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana (the National Museum of Contemporary Art) in Bucharest hosted an exhibition in 2005 that familiarised its public with socialist realism in Romanian art and the main reverential art works dedicated to Nicolae Ceausescu.
Infolge der Grundung der sozialistischen Republik Rumaniens im Jahr 1965 und der Ubernahme der Macht durch Nicolae Ceausescu wurde das Medienangebot und die nationalkommunisische Kontrolle zugunsten lokaler Akteure dezentralisiert, so dass sich der Zensur-Apparat aufblahte aber auch das Medienangebot expandierte: 472 Wochen--und Tageszeitungen, 47 Radiostationen und 23 lokale und regionale Fernsehkanale wurden 1976 gezahlt und parallel dazu entstanden zahlreiche staatlich kontrolliert Journalistenorganisationen und Verbande.
Then there was Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad whose people are still suffering under his yoke, and Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu who, together with his wife, was executed by his own people in 1989 when the Iron Curtain fell.
In a related development, Adana Chief Public Prosecutor Ali Yeldan has launched an investigation into Mehmet TuA[degrees]ran DeA[degrees]nizA[degrees]gE[micro]A[degrees]cer, a public prosecutor working at the Adana Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, for libel and insulting President Erdoy-an by likening him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
16 -- I wonder how many people in India know that before Shakshi Maharaj who wants every Indian woman to produce four children and former RSS sarsanghchalak K Sudershan who had wanted us to produce five and remain barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen all our lives, there was a creature called Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania who had had the same idea about women in his own country?
December 25, 1989: Deposed Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are shot by firing squad after a secret military tribunal found them both guilty of crimes against the state.
ROMANIAN president Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were shot in 1989 by a firing squad after a secret military tribunal found them both guilty of crimes against the state.
Savagery and starvation prevail as Ceausescu and cohorts bleed the country of food and money.
Romania will experience the bloodiest end of the communist regime, because Nicolae Ceausescu surrounded himself by a state apparatus, whose representatives did not have the courage to say anything against him.
In late August 1977, he visited Romania and asked President Nicolae Ceausescu for his help; given Ceausescu's close relationship with Egypt's president, Anwar Sadat, Begin believed this avenue had a better chance of success than almost any other.