Into Africa: Nicolae Ceausescu’s tour of March-April 1972

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Autumn 2018
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Right from the very first years of his leadership – which began in 1965 – foreign policy was one of Nicolae Ceausescu’s favourite domains. The tense relationship with the Soviet Union and Romania’s uncomfortable position in the control organisations of the Communist bloc (Comecon and Warsaw Pact) were later supplemented by other issues that were designed to demonstrate – alongside the wider development of the Ceausescu personality cult – the great man’s capacities as ‘brilliant strategist’, ‘visionary’ and negotiator in the domain of international relations.

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