Romanian endeavours in the US in support of the union of Transylvania with the Kingdom of Romania

 The “Romanian Patriotic Mission”, which was sent by the Great General Headquarters of the Romanian army to the United States, in April 1917, in order to convince the authorities in Washington of the need to organize a Legion from the Romanians residing in the United...

The withdrawal of Mackensen’s army from Romania

On November 4, 1918, the Austro-Hungarian High Command signed the Armistice of Villa Giusti in Padua. The armistice also required all remaining German troops to leave Romania until November 19. The withdrawal of Mackensen’s army from Romania was to be made through...

The Darnița Declaration of 1917: Expressing the desire of Transylvanian Romanians to unite with Romania

On February 23, 1917, an order issued by the Romanian Ministry of War in Iași provided for the establishment of the Russian and Transylvanian Volunteer Corps in Russia, made up of Romanians from the Austro-Hungarian army, who had been captured by the Russians. On the...

“The Romanian Red Cross Agency”- The central bureau for the assistance of Romanian prisoners in the Central Powers’ prison camps

The military disaster in the autumn of 1916 led to a large number of Romanian prisoners being taken into Central Powers’ prison camps. The difficulties faced by the Romanian authorities at the end of 1916 and the beginning of 1917 led to a reduced concern for the fate...

The re-entry of Romania in the First World War

The military and economic power of the Entente was such that the fate of the war was finally decided in the second half of 1918. Tired of the war effort, the Central Powers began to ask for peace one after the other. The first country to request an armistice was...

The Vardar Offensive and Romania

Most often political and military events are handled and viewed by politicians in different ways. But what distinguishes good politicians from mediocre ones is the vision and the capacity to anticipate the consequences that an event can have on the country. This is...

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 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...

The Vardar Offensive and Romania

Most often political and military events are handled and viewed by politicians in different ways. But what distinguishes good politicians from mediocre ones is the vision and the capacity to anticipate the consequences that an event can have on the country. This is...