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...

The Abdication of Nicholas II

Nicholas II signed his abdication on 15 March 1917 (2 March, Julian Calendar), at 3.05 pm. The document was countersigned by the Minister of the Imperial Court, and directed to the Chief of Staff. In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for...

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...