Editor says, what if King Michael of Romania had refused to abdicate under Soviet pressure? muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality Michael of Romania abdicated under Soviet pressure (what he referred to as "blackmail") in a radio address while troops surrounded his palace. He and his family went into exile, eventually settling in asylum in Franco?s Spain, while Romania would be under Soviet rule until it would finally see its violent revolution in 1989. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.