Dictators in History: Nicolae Ceaucescu

Emma Rose Millar

It’s a pleasure to welcome author Tim Taylor again. Today he talks about his novel Revolution Day and Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu.

Hello Emma, I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas!

My novel Revolution Day (on special offer till the end of December at 99p/$0.99!) follows a year in the life of Latin American dictator Carlos Almanzor, during which his vice-President is plotting to seize power for himself. Carlos is a fictional figure and is not based upon any particular individual. Nevertheless, his life and career share many elements with those of real dictators and in some cases I consciously drew on historical events in writing the novel.

I thought it would be interesting to explore, in a series of blog posts, the lives of some real-life dictators, and to look for similarities and differences between their careers and characters and those of my own fictional dictator.  Today I’m looking…

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