by Justen Fischer
Timisoara the first free town of Romania was the start of the revolution that toppled the dictator.
a man by the name Ceausescu eliminated all opposition and became a dictator.
The revolution started with the protests on December 15 that turned violent when some protesters were killed by the army on December 17.
information about the protest:
from the December revolution on February 1 1990 the country was ruled by the 145 member national salvation front.
Ceausescu and his secret police controlled all life in Romania.
effects of the protest
Ceausescu regime collapsed after he ordered troops to fire on the group of protesters.