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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ceausescu, Nicolae 1918-1989. Romanian politician who was the absolute ruler after 1965. His regime was overthrown in December 1989, and he was executed for crimes against the state.

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Examples

  • There was much secrecy about the Office of Patents and nobody knew exactly what happened in Ceausescu's Romania.

    Romania—The Bright Future and Present Problems

  • And the extent to which I found myself contemplating the effectiveness of what's not shown in Ceausescu's "autobiographical" state images, I inevitably also found myself considering the catalog of horrors documented in Nuremberg, though, sadly, Nuremberg re-visited doesn't contemplate the far more ensnaring issues of our own historical moral breaches: complicity-by-appeasement; the non-aggression pact; though, at the post-screening discussions I attended, one person ( 'bless him) asked if the post-Nuremberg legal framework allowed for the prosecution of Henry Kissinger over the American bombings in Cambodia and Laos.

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  • Then it happened, what I like to call the Ceausescu moment.

    Bob Merlis: Thoughts About Romania and the Inauguration

  • In 2003, Georgia's Shevardnadze was denounced by some as a "Ceausescu" but he was let alone in his villa after he resigned.

    BBC News - Home

  • "Ceausescu" trademark two years ago, meaning the name could no longer be used for commercial purposes without their consent.

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  • 'Ceausescu's children' still paying the price of disastrous social policies

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  • Pity this city, defaced by Ceausescu, wild development, approved by corrupt officials, in the past 15 years, and lack of funding to refurbish the historic architecture, spanning from medieval times to wonderful modern movement examples (the latter the object of an exhibition at the RIBA!)

    Dorobanti Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

  • "If you want to see someone who has fought until death against his own people, just look at Nazi Germany, just look at Hitler, at Mussolini, at Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania," he said.

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  • "Does he not know the fate of Pharaoh who oppressed his people?" they ask, citing Mussolini and Hitler and Ceausescu for emphasis that evil dictators have an expiration date.

    Yusra Tekbali: Libya And Tunisia: Open Borders, Humanity At Work

  • There are new discoveries to be made here too – the immigrant-themed Morgen, family comedy First Of All, Felicia – plus a useful documentary on Ceausescu to bring you up to speed.

    This week's new cinema events

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