Nicolae Ceaușescu was a Romanian communist politician. He was the general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and hence the second and last Communist leader of Romania. He was also the country's head of state from 1967, serving as President of the State Council, from 1974 concurrently as President of the Republic, until his overthrow in the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, part of a series of anti-Communist and anti-Soviet Union uprisings in Eastern Europe that year.
|Anonymous||Comrade Nicolae Ceauşescu, all children Are bringing you burning love from their souls, Because you, leading the Party and the people, Are teaching us to move When we say Ceauşescu, we all know That we say liberty, truth and steadfastness. That's why we love you with ardor, With all that is heart in us and in Romania.|
|It is a lie that I made the people starve. A lie, a lie in my face. This shows how little patriotism there is, how many treasonable offenses were committed.… At no point was there such an upswing, so much construction, so much consolidation in the Romanian provinces. I guaranteed that every village has its schools, hospitals and doctors. I have done everything to create a decent and rich life for the people in the country, like in no other country in the world.||Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture|
|It's expensive to keep Communism alive today. I've already got a huge foreign debt staring me in the face, and I can't reduce it by exporting tomatoes or toilet paper. We should be making dollars any way we can. And we should be exporting arms any way and every way, openly and secretly, legally or by smuggling-I don't care how.||Foreign Trade|
|Oil, Jews and Germans, are our most important export commodities.||Foreign Trade|
|One can justifiably say that the decisions unanimously adopted by this great forum of Romanian Communists represents the wisdom and determination of our whole party and all our people.||Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance|
|Our experience shows that today the West is commendably eager to encourage the slightest sign of independence within the Soviet bloc. Let's take advantage of their eagerness... We must make cleverness our national trait... Stop showing a sullen, frowning face and clenched fist to the West. Start making it feel compassion for us, and you'll see how fast Western boycotts change into magnanimity. Let's present Romania as a Latin island in the Slavic sea... Our millennia-old traditions of independence are now up against Moscow's political centrism... A pawn between two superpowers.||Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs|
|Stealing from capitalism is not like stealing out of our own pockets. Marx and Lenin have taught us that anything is ethical, so long as it is in the interest of the proletarian class and its world revolution.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Capitalism|