Romania in the first inter-war decade

The unification of all Romanians on December 1, 1918 opened a new chapter in the history of the country. Romania after the First World War was deeply transformed. The figures reveal this like no other. If, in 1912, Romania had an area of ​​130.177 km² with a...

The Treaty of Sèvres and it legacy

Treaty of Sèvres, (Aug. 10, 1920), post-World War I pact between the victorious Allied powers and representatives of the government of Ottoman Turkey. The treaty abolished the Ottoman Empire and obliged Turkey to renounce all rights over Arab Asia and North Africa....

Romania and the alliance with Poland

The main objective of Romania’s foreign policy in the interwar period was to defend the borders established at the Paris Peace Conference. To ensure the security of Romania, the politicians in Bucharest sought to build a whole system of regional alliances, but France...

“In the name of righteousness, there is a great wrongdoing, in wishing to punish Romania for the misfortunes it endured…”

Romania was not looked upon with good eyes at the start of the Paris Peace Conference by the leaders of the great victorious powers, especially by Clemenceau and partly by Wilson. However, diplomacy and persuasive speeches of the Romanian delegation together with the...

Romania and the Little Entente

Through the treaties signed at the Versailles Peace Conference (1919-1920), Romania managed to obtain the international recognition of the Great Union. The leaders of Romania at that time had to preserve the integrity of the new borders by maintaining and observing...

The Controversial Versailles Treaty

The Versailles Treaty, signed on June 28, 1919 in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles in Paris, was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. After this moment all the others allies signed in Paris...

Romania and the Little Entente

Romania and the Little Entente

Through the treaties signed at the Versailles Peace Conference (1919-1920), Romania managed to obtain the international recognition of the Great Union. The leaders of Romania at that time had to preserve the integrity of the new borders by maintaining and observing...

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...

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 Controversial Versailles Treaty

The Versailles Treaty, signed on June 28, 1919 in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles in Paris, was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. After this moment all the others allies signed in Paris...

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