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 'Ceaucescu Escapes Romania' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley
Guest Historian Guest Historian Chris Oakley says, this thread depicts what might have happened if Nicolae Ceaucesu had escaped Romania and tried to seek political asylum abroad after his regime collapsed in 1989. If you're interested in viewing samples of my other work why not visit the Changing the Times web site.
Nicolae Ceaucescu



January 3

On this day in 1990, Romania's ambassador to the UN called for the Ceaucescus to be extradited back to Bucharest.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


January 8

On this day in 1990, the Swiss government announced it was granting Romania's request to extradite the Ceaucescus.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


January 1

On this day in 1990, deposed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu, who along with his wife Elena had escaped Bucharest seven days earlier, was arrested in Switzerland while attempting to secure political asylum at the North Korean embassy in Geneva.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


December 25

On this day in 1989, just minutes before they were to have been executed by a firing squad, deposed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu and his wife Elena were rescued by Securitate agents loyal to Ceaucescu; the next day the Ceaucescus fled to Switzerland, where they registered under assumed names in a Geneva hotel and made preparations to seek political asylum in North Korea.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


January 10

On this day in 1990, Nicolae Ceaucescu and his wife Elena committed suicide while in police custody.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


January 13

On this day in 1990, Swiss authorities opened an inquiry into the suicide of Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


January 17

On this day in 1990, the former Securitate agent who had organized the Ceaucescus' escape from Romania was arrested in London.                                                                              

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


February 5

On this day in 1990, Swiss police completed their inquiry into the suicides of Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu.

Their final report confirmed coroners' preliminary findings that the deposed Romanian dictator and his wife had hanged themselves while their guards were changing shifts.

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


January 24

On this day in 1990, opening arguments were heard in the trial of the mastermind of the Ceaucescus' escape from Romania.                                                                                          

 - Nicholae Ceaucescu
Nicholae Ceaucescu


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