The Entente puts the pressure on Romania to enter the war

During the period of Romania’s neutrality between 1914 and 1916, the Entente made great efforts to attract the country to its side. If Romania entered the war it would have eased the pressure exerted by the Germans on the Western Front, but would have exposed the...

Queen Marie of Romania and her children, threatened by the Austro-Hungarian ambassador to Bucharest

From August 4, 1914 to August 27, 1916, Romania maintained its neutrality, even though at the onset of the First World War it had been a member of the Triple Alliance since 1883. Romania was not a unique case. On July 28, 1914, Italy, which had also been a member of...

The death of King Carol I of Romania as seen through the eyes of the Central Powers

When the First World War started, Romania had been a member of the Triple Alliance since 1883. However, just one month before the start of the conflict, King Carol I of Romania warned his allies in Berlin and Vienna that it would be impossible for him to mobilize the...

The unification of Bessarabia with Romania, an accomplishment made in the most difficult moment in the history of the Romanian state

In the first two months of 1918, Romania and Bessarabia were subjected to great external pressures. Following the resignation of Prime Minister Ion I.C. Brătianu, General Alexandru Averescu was entrusted by King Ferdinand with the formation of a new Government on...

The recognition of the union of Bessarabia with Romania

Bessarabia was the first province with a majority Romanian population to join with the Old Kingdom at the end of the First World War after it declared its independence from Bolshevik Russia and formed a separate state under the name of the Moldavian Democratic...

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...

Tolkien’s War: Mordor Was Born in World War I

After getting married in 1916, Tolkien was then sent to the Western front in France a few months later, just in time for the Battle of the Somme. Those who have read or watched J.R.R. Tolkien’s epics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Ringsknow that the stories often veer...