The Union Act of Democratic Moldavian Republic of Bessarabia

On April 9 [O.S. March 27] 1918, Sfatul Țării decided with 86 votes for, 3 against and 36 abstaining (mostly non-Romanians), for union with the Kingdom of Romania, conditional upon the fulfillment of agrarian reform, local autonomy, and respect for universal...
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Everyday life in a Romanian city during the German occupation

Ramnicu Valcea was under German occupation for two years, starting from November 1916. The arrival of the German army in the city meant rationalization of consumption, speculation and, at the same time, more taxes for the people who did not manage to leave...
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How many Romanians fought for Austro-Hungary during the First World War?

The First World War, besides the well-known political decisions and consequences, brought a great deal of suffering for many European peoples. We can include here those of the Romanian soldiers under foreign domination, who were forced to participate in this...
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“The last night of love, the first night of war”- The experience of the Great War, reflected in Romanian literature

The experience of the First World War left traces not only in the economic, political and social landscape, but also in artistic and literary life. The trauma, the horror and the shock of the war were very well transposed by the Romanian authors in their works,...
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Thomas Masaryk about the lack of perspective regarding the Austro-Hungarian Empire in an interview from August 1917

On the occasion of his trip to Kiev in the summer of 1917, Czech leader Thomas Masaryk gave an interview to a Romanian journalist of the România Mare (Greater Romania) newspaper. This publication, România Mare, was edited in Kiev by Romanian volunteers from...
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Manifesto to the peoples of Estonia

The Estonian Declaration of Independence, also known as the Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia is the founding act of the Republic of Estonia from  February 24th 1918. In the course of centuries never have the Estonian people lost their desire for independence. From...

Why wasn’t Germany invaded at the end of World War One?

The Third Reich was invaded in 1945 from West and East by the Anglo-American and Soviet troops respectively. In order to be victorious over it, they had to effectively destroy the National-Socialist regime. However, the Entente was not in the same situation at the end...

Thomas Masaryk about the lack of perspective regarding the Austro-Hungarian Empire in an interview from August 1917

On the occasion of his trip to Kiev in the summer of 1917, Czech leader Thomas Masaryk gave an interview to a Romanian journalist of the România Mare (Greater Romania) newspaper. This publication, România Mare, was edited in Kiev by Romanian volunteers from the...

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