Rumania: Ready to Fight

The country in the dangerous position of being the most likely Soviet bloc nation to be invaded next by the Red army is Rumania, which has an 826-mile common border with the U.S.S.R. Rumanian Party Leader Nicolae Ceausescu has championed from the beginning the right of Czechoslovakia's reformers to shape their own socialist destiny. When Prague was overrun, he condemned the Soviet attack as "justified by nothing" and defiantly warned a cheering crowd of some 100,000 Rumanians in Bucharest's Republic Square that "tomorrow, perhaps someone will call this rally of ours counterrevolutionary too." Tass was quick to oblige, charging...

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