jeudi 6 octobre 2011

Romania: The follies of Ceausescu

Between 1981 and 1989, Nicolae Ceausescu had developed a feeding program of the scientific population. Each Romanian received 160 grams of bread per day or 150 g of flour per month, 1 / 3 of a liter of oil, 350 g of sugar, 500 g of beef, pork or poultry per month.
In 1984, he decreed that the maximum temperature in the home was set at 14 ° C. He decided to remove the kitchens of the apartments in order to reduce the surface, a community kitchen to be built in each neighborhood.
Upon taking office December 9, 1967, he called himself "The Genius of the Carpathians" or the "Danube of Thought", while his wife Elena, first deputy prime minister, was awarded to Academician, Doctor and chemical engineer.
The Romanian dictator wearing a new suit every day for fear that his clothes are poisoned. The old costumes were systematically burned.

Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu had 21 palaces, 41 villas, 22 hunting lodges and about $ 400 million in gold on numbered accounts in Switzerland.
While in Bucharest were driving the old bus from the Geneva-based public transport (TPG) and the free recycled phones in the Romanian public phones were used generously granted by the Cantonal Hospital of Geneva University, where he often came for treatment.
In 1983, he decided to make the Delta, an agricultural, forestry and fisheries, and in less than 10 years, a quarter of the surface will be dry.
After his fall in 1989, cooperatives were dismantled and confiscated lands were handed back to their former owners.

In 1984, he shaved the historical center of Bucharest to build the new presidential palace. From 1967 to 1989, he destroyed 19 of 365 churches in Bucharest which 9 were classified as historic monuments.
In 1988, he established a place which provided systematic destruction of  13,000 villages of 7,000 romanian villages (five have actually been) and consolidate the Romanian population in 600 "agro-towns."

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