Locotenent-colonel (r.), dr.;
Prof. univ. dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
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The monopoly of the Soviet Union as part of the political and military relations with Romania had an important role for Nicolae Ceauşescu to take a politic attitude, different from Moscow’s one. At the beginning, the endorsement of the Soviet Marshal Viktor D. Sokolovski’s doctrine by the Red Army and consequently by the states of the Warsaw Pact generated in 1960s changes regarding the armies structure of the Warsaw Pact. The operational strength diminished significantly but at the same time a large quantity of the conventional fight technique produced by the Soviet factories, together with the existing ones within great units of the Red Army was delivered to the WTO’s states.
After the military invasion in Czechoslovakia of the five armies of the Warsaw Pact, Nicolae Ceauşescu didn’t allow the Romanian troops to go to the Warsaw Pact military maneuvers on the Western Front (in East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia or Hungary). At the same time, some military maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact took place in Romania only on the maps in 1970s.
Ceauşescu, Iakubovski, military maneuvers, Romania, USSR, Warsaw Pact