Much of the news has been glorious, almost unbelievable: the Eastern Bloc nations suddenly find themselves free--all without firing a shot. In the Revolutions of 1989, they transform from one-party communist dictatorships to liberalizing democracies.
But not in Romania, which is run by a Stalin-style dictator, Nicolae Ceaucescu. Even as every surrounding nation transforms peacefully, this murderous lover of the secret police does not go quietly.
Tells the final story of the Cold War, and how it ended when the Soviet Union ceased to exist on Christmas, 1991. The world now had a new opportunity for peace and prosperity. People may be shocked to realize that the promises have largely come true.