International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Rural Systematization: A Radical Campaign of Rural Planning under Ceausescu Regime in Romania
Dr. Georgeta Stoian Connor

The main purpose of the present study was to assess the strategy of the radical campaign of rural planning in communist Romania between 1965 and 1989, as well as the implications of rural planning on agricultural efficiency and rural life. The results showed that the aim of this program was to introduce more land into the agricultural circuit and to liquidate the essential difference between the towns and the countryside. This study concluded that, although the strategy of systematization was conceived in the context of modernization of the country, it was implemented through coercive measures, planned to eliminate the peasants’ independence and spirit, as well as to replace the traditional Romanian rural society with the socialist one of the new man.

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