Political purges in Romania

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Historical Context Note

After the elections of 19 November 1946, heavily falsified by the communist-led government, Communists claim by electoral fraud 80% of the votes given under Soviet military pressure. After forming the government, a period of political purges and show trials begins, seeking to eliminate political opponents. By 1948, most non-Communist politicians were either executed, in exile or in prison, in one of the most repressive communist regimes in East-Central Europe.
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Citation:
Editors. "Political purges in Romania". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7109, accessed 21 October 2014.]