oa Africa Insight - Romanian involvement in colonial Angola

Volume 9, Issue 3-4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



It is fashionable nowadays to consider Romania as the maverick of the Warsaw Pact, at least in regard to her foreign policy. As a member of the Warsaw Pact and of the Soviet-dominated economic organization, Comecon, the regime in Bucharest has close relations with the Eastern European states and with Moscow, relations strengthened by the economic collaboration within Comecon. Given the perfectly orthodox domestic policies of Romania, whose president, and secretary-general of PCR, Nicolae Ceausescu, is an adept of the Soviet ways in dealing with both the economy and the dissidents, the regime is completely in control of the domestic situation.

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