True Grit: Gheorghiu-Dej and Romanian Exceptionalism in 1956

@article{Granville2011TrueGG,
  title={True Grit: Gheorghiu-Dej and Romanian Exceptionalism in 1956},
  author={J. Granville},
  journal={Canadian journal of history},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={585-618}
}
  • J. Granville
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Canadian journal of history
Soon after Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev exposed Joseph Stalin's crimes in February 1956, several Stalinist dictators in Eastern Europe similar in outlook to Romanian general secretary Gheorghiu-Dej were discredited and toppled by rivals: Hungary (Matyas Rakosi), Poland (Edward Ochab), and Bulgaria (Vulko Velev Chervenkov), as were Stalinist leaders in western communist parties, such as in Greece (Nikolaos Zachariadis). Gheorghiu-Dej, however, managed to keep his post until his death… Expand
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