RUMANIA: Exit Laughing

Back in wartime February 1945, when the U.S. and Russia were still allies, Rumania was a free country, its King a well-intentioned young man named Michael. Last week in London, before a committee of U.S. Congressmen, Michael of Rumania recalled one of the incidents which led him to fire his own Premier, and in time led him to become an ex-king. Soviet Diplomat Andrei Vishinski had dropped around to the palace in Bucharest several times before to complain about unrest on the Rumanian home front. "This time," said ex-King Michael, "he was extremely violent. He again demanded to know...

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