The difficulties of the Romanian economy during the period of neutrality

Romania’s war preparations had a direct impact on the country’s economy during its period of neutrality (1914-1916). Significant portions of the workforce were conscripted, which affected agricultural production. The disruption of trade links with Western Europe as a...

The endowment and modernization efforts of the Romanian army during the period of neutrality

The outbreak of the Great War in the summer of 1914 found Romania with a predominantly agrarian economy. On the eve of the First World War, indigenous industrial production only met about one third of the goods needed for the domestic market. Industrial...

The Battle of Mărășești. One little girl’s act of sacrifice

The last place where a child should be is on a battlefield, but over the course of our history, children have often been forced by circumstance into the crucible of battle. Children who, in their naive innocence, would go behind enemy lines in order to collect...

The tragedy of medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, the „rival” of Notre-Dame de Paris

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. In this war, one of the great medieval cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims, which was the „rival” of Notre-Dame de Paris, burned. In mid-September 1914, it was still anyone’s guess who would...

The Battle of Mărășești. The last stand of Captain Ignat

A week before the Battle of Mărășești, General Eremia Grigorescu warned that “The country and the whole Romanian nation are at a dangerous crossroads of their lives and its salvation can only come from the spirit of sacrifice and abnegation of those called to defend...

Lenin’s April Theses, April 1917

In Russian the "Aprelskiye Tezisy", the April Theses formed a programme developed by Lenin during the 1917 Russian Revolution.  In these Lenin called for Soviet control of the state.  When published the theses contributed to the July Days rising and to the subsequent...

Treaty of Trianon, and Protocol

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FRANCE, ITALY and JAPAN, These Powers being described in the present Treaty as the Principal Allied and Associated Powers,  BELGIUM, CHINA, CUBA, GREECE, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROUMANIA, THE...