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Gheorghiu-Dej

[gyawr-gyoo-dezh] /ˈgyɔr gyuˌdɛʒ/
noun
1.
Gheorghe
[gyawr-ge] /ˈgyɔr gɛ/ (Show IPA),
1901–65, Romanian statesman: premier 1952–55; president of the state council 1961–65.
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  • As Gheorghiu-Dej's successor, Ceausescu was confronted with the necessity of consolidating his power.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • With his power base firmly established, Ceausescu acted to fully disassociate his regime from the Gheorghiu-Dej era.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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