Romanian Counterinsurgency and its Global Context, 1944-1962

  • Andrei Miroiu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-112

About this book


This book analyses the nationalist rebellion which emerged in Romania following the Second World War. The first two decades after the end of the war were times of rebellion in imperial peripheries. Armed movements, sometimes communist but nearly always nationalist in orientation, rose in opposition to retreating or advancing imperial powers. One such armed revolt took place in Romania, pitting nationalist partisans against a communist government. This book is an analysis of how the authorities crushed this rebellion, set in the context of parallel campaigns fought in Europe and the Third World. It focuses on population control through censorship, propaganda and deportations. It analyses military operations, particularly patrols, checkpoints, ambushes and informed strikes. Intelligence operations are also discussed, with an emphasis on recruiting informants, on interrogation, torture and infiltration. Bullets, brains and barbwire, not “hearts and minds” approaches, crushed internal rebels in post-1945 campaigns.

Andrei Miroiu’s research has been published in Studies in Conflict & TerrorismSmall Wars & InsurgenciesPerspectives in Politics and Cambridge Review of International Affairs.


Cold War Eastern Europe Communism Nationalism Second World War

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrei Miroiu
    • 1
  1. 1.BucharestRomania

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  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32378-7
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