Esti retardat. Cum ce pula mea are face, i-am inclus pe Mihaita, rusi, Dej, Ceausescu, Iliescu si circul actual, Base e primul presedinte competent cu un parlament de cacat.
If you were of noble descent, of middle class or of foreign origin, you had three options: just die, die working into some shithole like Danube, sewers, any sort of forced labour, or the third option to buy your freedom(specially if jew or german).
Most Romanian class was restructured by jailing priests, writers, politicians, royalists, burgeois, scientist and mass land owners. Most peasants were expropriated of large parts of their land, left with 150 m^2 or so for their own produce. If animal raiser, cow, lamb, horses, you needed to give the state the 'surplus'(like 80%), plus milk, eggs, fur etc. The state took them for free and sold them in the city lol.
Since all authority was virtually jailed, all figures of authority were replaced by either russians(first twenty years, in the popular republic), eithe romanian/gypsy dumbfuck peasants with invented jobs and diploma.
Crime was relatively high, among with robberies(hungry people), most of them were caught but Ceausescu had this brilliant idea of liberating people from jail each birthday so shit was fucked up.
There was no hot water in winter, no heating, no food for most of the year, little electricity and quotas for its consumption. Gas had a strong smell to discourage people for using ovens as heaters.
In order to keep unemployment low, people had fake jobs with no existent factories, receiving money as an advance awaiting the construction.
Education was shit, you could get SAT/Bacalaureat for money or food, the more stupid you were, the better. Most contests and competitions were won by quotas, not real performance(Bucharest needed 3 champions at math, Cluj 1, Timisoara 1 etc).
The are two kinds of people who'll say it was good times then: those who had nothing before, thieves, gypsies and bucharest-ians.
Forgive for my awful English.