Saturday, 27 October 2012

Why Churchill allowed Romania to become Communist


This decision was disastrous, prolonged the war and indirectly led to Romania and Bulgaria becoming Communist. The decision to invade Italy, and not the Balkans, is to blame, not Yalta, as I never tire of explaining to Romanians, who never tire of disbelieving me.


  1. Churchill did not have much choice, the Communists had won the elections in France and Italy, and in 1945-1946 were quite popular everywhere else in Europe. Churchill traded Western Europe for Eastern Europe.

  2. Had the Allies invaded through Greece or Yugoslavia (there was talk of landing in Dubrovnik) it would have been very different.