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Communism in Romania: The Department of State Security, or the Securitate.

In Romania, the Department for State Security (Departamentul Securității Statului) is most vividly associated with the terrors and excesses of the Ceauşescu dictatorship. The Securitate was founded on August 30th, 1948 with help from the Soviet NKVD, the precursor to the Soviet’s infamous KGB. Romania’s State Security had a heavy presence in civil society, with some […]

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