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Romania

ARMED FORCES

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Figure 6. Government and Party Organization for Defense, 1988

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Casa Centrala a Armatei (Central Army House), Bucharest
Courtesy Scott Edelman

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Figure 7. Major Military Installations, 1989

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Figure 8. Organization of a Motorized Rifle Division, 1987

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Figure 9. Organization of a Romanian Air force Division, 1987

Source: Based on information from International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance, 1988-89, London, 1988, 52-53.

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Soldiers from the military academy at Alba Iulia
Courtesy Scott Edelman

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Figure 10. Officer Ranks and Insignia, 1989

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Figure 11. Enlisted Ranks and Insignia, 1989

In 1989 Romania maintained 180,000 men in its armed forces, or about 1 soldier for every 128 citizens--the second lowest ratio of regular military personnel to population in the Warsaw Pact. It compensated for this small regular force by maintaining large reserve and paramilitary formations.

Data as of July 1989