Romanian People's Republic
Republica Populară Romînă
Puppet state of the Soviet Union
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Communist Romania at the height of Soviet control, spring 1941.
Capital Bucharest
Languages Romanian
Government Marxist-Leninist single-party socialist state
General Secretary
 •  1940–1941 Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
Prime Minister
 • 1940–1941 Petru Groza
Legislature Parliament
 •  Upper house Senate
 •  Lower house Chamber of Deputies
 • Soviet occupation 12 September 1940
 •  Republic proclaimed 30 December 1940
 •  Coup d'état of 1941 23 May 1941
Currency Leu
Preceded by
Succeeded by
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