Prof. univ. dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
The study is concerned with the setting up of the communist regimes in Europe during the first post-war years. It brings forward for discussion, by way of comparison, “the Soviet successful achievements” in the countries „liberated” and occupied by the glorious Soviet army. Not only the similarities, but also the peculiarities of particular histories are highlighted with a view to find answers to the controversial issues of the events that happened in the controversial issues of the events that happened in the years 1945-1950 in Europe and not only. In the attempt to fully understand the totalitarian regimes, in which a personality cult was created around the leaders, we were motivated – in researching this topic – by the conviction that the discussion of the facts would help the future generations to avoid the errors of those who allowed and supported the Fascism, the Nazism and the Communism.
This study has been designed as a pleading for a future real trial of communism, especially as the prolonged transition after the breaking away from communism has now brought out the regrets and nostalgia of those who have not found yet their role and mission in the new society.
communism, totalitarianism, political regime, stalinism, “people’s front”