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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Soldiers at Lake Herastrau
    Courtesy Sam and Sarah Stulberg

    In 1989 Romania had a military doctrine unique within the Warsaw Pact, a doctrine that had emerged during the two decades following the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Unlike the other non-Soviet Warsaw Pact member states, it did not subscribe to the alliance's joint military doctrine devised by the Soviet Union. Romania's political leadership developed a military doctrine based on the country's experience in interstate relations as well as its own interest in maintaining power. Ceausescu was increasingly identified as the founder of Romanian military doctrine and came to be linked to legendary Romanian military heroes and leaders such as Stephen the Great and Michael the Brave.

    Data as of July 1989

    NOTE: The information regarding Romania on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Romania MILITARY DOCTRINE AND STRATEGY information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Romania MILITARY DOCTRINE AND STRATEGY should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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