Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceau escu, Ion Antonescu, Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr., Elena Ceau escu, SamuelMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 52. Chapters: Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceau escu, Ion Antonescu, Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr., Elena Ceau escu, Samuel Doe, Mihai Antonescu, Stoning of Dua Khalil Aswad, Eugen Weidmann, Nguyen Van Troi, Topsy, Nguy n V n L m, Anton Dostler, Preap In, Ghulam Nabi. Excerpt: Ion Victor Antonescu (Romanian pronunciation: June 15, 1882 - June 1, 1946) was a Romanian soldier, authoritarian politician and convicted war criminal. The Prime Minister and Conduc tor during most of World War II, he presided over two successive wartime dictatorships. A Romanian Army career officer who made his name during the 1907 peasants revolt and the World War I Romanian Campaign, the antisemitic Antonescu sympathized with the far right and fascist National Christian and Iron Guard groups for much of the interwar period.
He was a military attach to France and later Chief of the General Staff, briefly serving as Defense Minister in the National Christian cabinet of Octavian Goga. During the late 1930s, his political stance brought him into conflict with King Carol II and led to his detainment. Antonescu nevertheless rose to political prominence during the political crisis of 1940, and established the National Legionary State, an uneasy partnership with the Iron Guards leader Horia Sima. After entering Romania into an alliance with Nazi Germany and the Axis and ensuring Adolf Hitlers confidence, he eliminated the Guard during the Legionary Rebellion of 1941.
In addition to leadership of the executive, he assumed the offices of Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister. Soon after Romania joined the Axis in Operation Barbarossa, recovering Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, Antonescu also became Marshal of Romania. An atypical figure among Holocaust perpetrators, Antonescu enforced policies independently responsible for the deaths of as many as 400,000 people, ...