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Hey. Hope this becomes a discussion thread about history and anything that has to do with it. And if there's no discussion I'll just post anything and talk to myself. I'll post videos, articles or anything else about any history and will share with you what if anything I learned from it. If anyone wants to post anything they know about history also please do. Given I haven't seen many people on here talk about history I take it I'll be doing most of this but that's okay atleast this gives me something to do. But if you could please don't troll and post things unrelated to history. That is all.

I'll start with what I listened to earlier about Romanian history. This is a documentary about Ceausescu who was a communist dictator of Romania.




I know this fact is trivial compared to what he has done but i thought it was weird. I learned that his main hobby was hunting and he even imported polar bears to hunt them but they all died before he could kill them. Well.

I’ll post more later.
 
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Hey. Hope this becomes a discussion thread about history and anything that has to do with it. And if there's no discussion I'll just post anything and talk to myself. I'll post videos, articles or anything else about any history and will share with you what if anything I learned from it. If anyone wants to post anything they know about history also please do. Given I haven't seen many people on here talk about history I take it I'll be doing most of this but that's okay atleast this gives me something to do. But if you could please don't troll and post things unrelated to history. That is all.

I'll start with what I listened to earlier about Romanian history. This is a documentary about Ceausescu who was a communist dictator of Romania.




I know this fact is trivial compared to what he has done but i thought it was weird. I learned that his main hobby was hunting and he even imported polar bears to hunt them but they all died before he could kill them. Well.

I’ll post more later.

Ceausescu was a bit weird to me. Also the way he speaks sounds funny for me. I heard he was also pretty much gullible and his wife was actually taking the state level decisions instead of him. Imo he was the classical simple man who didn't have much but when he got to power he showed his true nature as is the case when humans get into a position of power.

That being said, I have no clue why many Romanians like him and even see him as a hero. I'm a Romanian myself and I don't like this guy. The only thing he achieved was to make the country some sort of power outside, but from that resulted huge debts. inside the country it was chaos and people suffered loooots in order to have those debts paid. the fact that the food was rationed was simply inhumane. abortions and contraception were also made illegal, women were manually having abortion in secret and many died. this shitty thing also lead to many unwanted kids who by 1989 onwards were sent in foster homes which became full because of this. some were adopted by foreigners, while others probably went the dark illegal path.

It was pure suffering, but it was under communism so we can understand. We're still haunted by this even after 32 years.

Edit: I got an album on Pinterest full of WW2 photos, might post interesting ones on here later.
 
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Ego Sum Medusa

Ego Sum Medusa

I am the Crone.
Sep 28, 2021
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Hey. Hope this becomes a discussion thread about history and anything that has to do with it. And if there's no discussion I'll just post anything and talk to myself. I'll post videos, articles or anything else about any history and will share with you what if anything I learned from it. If anyone wants to post anything they know about history also please do. Given I haven't seen many people on here talk about history I take it I'll be doing most of this but that's okay atleast this gives me something to do. But if you could please don't troll and post things unrelated to history. That is all.

I'll start with what I listened to earlier about Romanian history. This is a documentary about Ceausescu who was a communist dictator of Romania.




I know this fact is trivial compared to what he has done but i thought it was weird. I learned that his main hobby was hunting and he even imported polar bears to hunt them but they all died before he could kill them. Well.

I’ll post more later.

This is such a cool idea! Both the history thread and creating a thread you are prepared to write in solely if no one else is interested. I love that. I wanna do that too. LOL

As I'm very interested in history, I'll likely be posting little tidbits here and there. Hope it's okay if they're simply random thoughts that bubble up.
 
Circles

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Ceausescu was a bit weird to me. Also the way he speaks sounds funny for me. I heard he was also pretty much gullible and his wife was actually taking the state level decisions instead of him. Imo he was the classical simple man who didn't have much but when he got to power he showed his true nature as is the case when humans get into a position of power.

That being said, I have no clue why many Romanians like him and even see him as a hero. I'm a Romanian myself and I don't like this guy. The only thing he achieved was to make the country some sort of power outside, but from that resulted huge debts. inside the country it was chaos and people suffered loooots in order to have those debts paid. the fact that the food was rationed was simply inhumane. abortions and contraception were also made illegal, women were manually having abortion in secret and many died. this shitty thing also lead to many unwanted kids who by 1989 onwards were sent in foster homes which became full because of this. some were adopted by foreigners, while others probably went the dark illegal path.

It was pure suffering, but it was under communism so we can understand. We're still haunted by this even after 32 years.
How random that someone is from Romania and saw this. Thank You for your reply. It’s kinda cool getting the perspective of people who lived through this. I hate that people have to suffer so much all because of 1 man or a small circle of assholes. What I don’t get is why Romanian people put up with him for so long when he was obviously a weak man. The only thing I guess from what little I learned from the few documentaries about the whole situation is that Romanians are taught to respect and obey authority figures and older people. Is that true?
This is such a cool idea! Both the history thread and creating a thread you are prepared to write in solely if no one else is interested. I love that. I wanna do that too. LOL

As I'm very interested in history, I'll likely be posting little tidbits here and there. Hope it's okay if they're simply random thoughts that bubble up.
Please share whatever you like.
 
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Ego Sum Medusa

Ego Sum Medusa

I am the Crone.
Sep 28, 2021
162
"abortions and contraception were also made illegal"

It's interesting that the above was created under a communist regime while Mao Zedong's leadership of communist China encouraged as many births as possible and it wasn't until the take over by Deng Xiaoping (still communist, albeit more shakily at that time) that the one child policy was put into place.

Now that I write it, I'm not sure what my point is. Ha. -- I'm going to blame that on, um... stress and being overly excited about a history thread.
 
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How random that someone is from Romania and saw this. Thank You for your reply. It’s kinda cool getting the perspective of people who lived through this. I hate that people have to suffer so much all because of 1 man or a small circle of assholes. What I don’t get is why Romanian people put up with him for so long when he was obviously a weak man. The only thing I guess from what little I learned from the few documentaries about the whole situation is that Romanian culture is that sheer respect and obedience to authority figures and older people. Is that true?
No, I didn't live through this. I was born in 2001, long after it all happened. All I know is from older people, school, internet. Here's the thing, we as a nation are very meek like and we don't like confrontation, even when someone tramples over us. This is why we never conquered other territories and throughout history it was just us fighting for our integrity and not the other way. Even today, we don't really rise up against the injustice and bullshit the government does, only once in a moon and for outrageous reasons like ''muh freedomz gone'' because you have to wear a piece of cloth over your mouth and nose.
 
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No, I didn't live through this. I was born in 2001, long after it all happened. All I know is from older people, school, internet. Here's the thing, we as a nation are very meek like and we don't like confrontation, even when someone tramples over us. This is why we never conquered other territories and throughout history it was just us fighting for our integrity and not the other way. Even today, we don't really rise up against the injustice and bullshit the government does, only once in a moon and for outrageous reasons like ''muh freedomz gone'' because you have to wear a piece of cloth over your mouth and nose.
Oh okay apologies for assuming. And Thank you for explaining that to me. I now wonder what creates nations to want to conquer versus the ones that doesn’t. Especially given Romania being situated between great powers throughout history you’d think they would try to expand like other nations have by expanding in order to defend. But I know they couldn’t expand much anyway because of its location and being divided by Austria-Hungary, Russia and such.
 
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Here I come with the WW2 photos chosen from the album I have with photos collected over time. Looking at WW2 photos and footage is a hobby of mine, though I haven't done it since quite some time. I have photos with all the armies, all the sides, all the weapons etc. That being said:


Nazi troops share cigarettes with Soviet counterparts during the concurrent invasion of Poland, 1939. Notice the look on the face of the soldier(soviet tankman?) to the right.

Nazi troops share cigarettes with Soviet counterparts during their concurrent invasions of Pol...jpg


Soviet infantry advancing behind T-34 tanks during Battle of Orel, Russia, 1943.

[Photo] Soviet infantry advancing behind T-34 tanks during the Battle of Orel, Russia, early A...jpg


Soviet soldier writing a letter. He's holding a PPSH-41 submachine gun.

Once Upon a Time in War.jpg


Panzer 38(t) ausf. E German light tank

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British soldier taking aim with his rifle while in a tree, 1940.

British soldier taking aim with his rifle while in a tree, 40.jpg


American soldier peering across a snowy field, 1945.

American soldier peering across a snowy field, 45.jpg


Probably my favorite WW2 photo, shows soviet soldiers gathered at a piano in 1945. It looks really cozy and awakens a lot of feelings.

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Romanians fighting on the Eastern Front

Romanians fighting on the Don.jpg

And that's all since there's a limit of images lol. If y'all want more I can do more parts. Got plenty of photos.