The Duchy of Bukovina- Demographic change, under Austrian rule

Of all the provinces that had joined with Romania after the First World War, Bukovina was the only one that did not have a majority Romanian population. The area was the political and cultural centre of medieval Moldavia, but almost 150 years of Austrian rule...

Marshal Averescu and Queen Marie, visiting the front.” I felt, more than ever, how ardently I love this country!”

During the war, Queen Marie was of real help not only in hospitals or as a strategist in the political discussions of the time, but also as a moral support for the troops. She often went to the front and encouraged the soldiers in difficult moments, especially when...

The Romania of 1918, from agony to ecstasy

Just seven months before the Great Union of December 1, 1918, Romania was at its lowest moment in history. With most of the country occupied and with a Bolshevik revolution that led to the collapse of the giant Russian Empire, that capitulated at Brest-Litovsk,...

How much did the victories at Mărăști, Mărășești and Oituz count to the Entente?

The enormous losses of the Allies in the summer of 1915 on the Western Front and the defeat of the Russians in Poland convinced the Entente that Romania’s intervention on their side of the conflict is a necessity. The pressure started to build up considerably as the...

Romanian soldiers from Transylvania, in Vienna and Prague

With the dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Romanian soldiers in Transylvania who were mobilized in the imperial army briefly kept the peace in the major cities of the Empire: Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. Before the First World War 2.8 million...

The Union of Bukovina with Romania

The Duchy of Bukovina, which was a part of Austria-Hungary since the establishment of the Double Monarchy, from 1867 until 1918, represented the northern part of medieval Moldavia. The Habsburg Empire occupied this territory in 1775, and on November 28, 1918, due to...

The news of the armistice, in refuge. «Wilson has publicly stated that he will uphold Romania’s right to unite all of its people into one country»

The First World War, that started on July 28, 1914 ended on November 11, 1918, after nearly 53 months of tragic battles. The armistice between the German Empire and the powers of the Entente was signed on November 11, 1918, at eleven o’clock in the morning. However,...

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...