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Fate is the excuse of the weak ones and the masterpiece of the strong ones.
 
— Nicolae Titulescu

Romania-icon Romaniaball is a vampire countryball in Eastern Europe. His capital is Bucarest-icon Bucharestball and his wife is Moldova-icon Moldovaball. He is obsessed with removing Gypsy-icon Gypsyball from his clay as he's often seen in the comics arguing with Gypsyballs.

History

Dacia and Rome (168 BC - 275 AD) Dacia-icon SPQR-icon

Around 7th century BC, the 2-icon 2balls that used to live between Danuble, Dniester and Tisza rivers evolved into Dacians. Although they shared a common culture and language they were a divided in tribes.

Until year 168 BC when King Rubobostes united many Dacian tribes forming Dacia-icon Kingdom of Daciaball. With the capital, Sarmizegetusa, located in Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball.

His successor, King Oroles, opposed a Germania-icon Germanicballs invasion into Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball. Due to an initial failure King Oroles punished his soldiers to sleep at their wives' feet and do the household chores. Subsequently, the now "highly motivated" Dacian army defeated Germania-icon Germanicballs and King Oroles lifts all sanctions.

The next king, King Burebista, united all Dacian tribes under his command and destroyes all vineyards to make his soldiers more disciplined. He expanded Dacia-icon Daciaball's clay towards west by defeating Gaul-icon Celtsball and came into conflict with SPQR-icon SPQRball.

After King Burebista's death in 44 BC the kingdom was divided in 4 then 5 smaller kingdoms ruled by religious elites and Dacia-icon Daciaball's activity is reduced to a defensive state. Despite this division, the Dacian tribes would fight together whenever they were threatened by a foreign attack.

In 85 AD King Decebalus reunified all of Dacia-icon Daciaball. He then fought 3 wars with SPQR-icon SPQRball under 2 Emperors. In 89 AD he defeated a SPQR-icon SPQRball invasion in the reign of Emperor Domitian at the First Battle of Tapae, forcing SPQR-icon SPQRball to pay tribute to Dacia-icon Daciaball in exchange for peace, securing a period of independence during which Decebalus consolidated his rule.

In 101, SPQR-icon SPQRball would invade Dacia-icon Daciaball once again, this time under Emperor Trajan who seeked to end the shameful tribute that SPQR-icon SPQRball had to pay and to rob Dacia-icon Daciaball as it was a rich kingdom in gold.

This time King Decebalus was defeated at the Second Battle of Tapae in 102 but remained in power as a client king. Wanting to regain independence, King Decebalus rebelled against SPQR-icon SPQRball in 105 but was defeated in 106 and Dacia-icon Daciaball is absorbed in SPQR. King Decebalus committed suicide to avoid capture.

“We have conquered even these Dacians, the most warlike of all people that have ever existed.” - Emperor Trajan

The capital of Dacia-icon Daciaball, Sarmizegetusa, located in Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball, was destroyed by SPQR-icon SPQRball but its name is added to that of the new city (Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa) built to serve as the capital of the Roman province of Dacia.

After the conquest SPQR-icon SPQRball give clay to veterans who served in the army at the time of the discharge and sent colonists from all over the empire to romanize and integrate the region into the SPQR-icon Roman Empire, many Dacia-icon Daciaball men dying in the war also helped in boosting the process of romanization. There are numerous small Dacia-icon Daciaball revolts against SPQR-icon SPQRball but by the beginning of the 3rd century they all stopped.

There are numerous questions and mysteries regarding the exact relation between Dacia-icon Daciaball and SPQR-icon SPQRball, the Dacian Warriors are overly represented by SPQR-icon SPQRball, more than any other defeated nation, why is that if the conflict was such a small one? There are Roman monuments where Dacian Warriors stand victorious, proud with their heads looking forward and weapons in hand, why would the Romans glorify a conquered nation?

Emperor Trajan didn't need a translator when he invaded Dacia-icon Daciaball and Roman historian Dio Cassius (155 - 229) claims that the Daco-Roman wars were fraternal wars and that Trajan said "I return to the land of my ancestors" before the invasion, which is strange considering that Trajan was born in Iberia (nowdays Spain-icon Spainball), numerous ancient historians also stated that the Latin and Dacian language are similar, whether and how much of that is true remains a mystery.

In spite of that, numerous sources has stated that Romania-icon Romaniaball's culture in the middle ages resembles a combination of Dacia-icon Daciaball and SPQR-icon SPQRball, and that they are the Ancient Romans who elected to remain in Dacia when the migrator invasions arrived, they were called Vlachs by Germania-icon Germanicballs which meant "Roman" and the name was later adopted by other nations as well, yet they called themselves "Romani" and acknowledged that they speak the latin language, although it was a sightly modified version, yet who were Dacians compared to Romans and how Romanians came to be remains a mystery.

Migration Period (275 - 1310) Gepids-icon Hun-icon Avar-icon Principality of Hungary-icon

Unable to defend Dacia-icon Daciaball from migrators, SPQR-icon SPQRball administration left Dacia-icon Daciaball between 271 AD and 275 AD, which was afterwards invaded by the Gothsball some sources state that the Goths and the Dacians are the same people and it was in fact a rebellion.

During this time, the people who would become Romanians, Daco-Romans, consider themselves only Romans and were mostly farmers and shepherds who are allowed to live in peace and rule themselves as long as they paid tribute (half of everything they produced) as the migrator tribes have no interest in agriculture themselves.

Except for Slavs who had a significant influence in the Daco-Roman culture, they learned the chilliric alphabet while in the First and Second Bulgarian Empire and to this day about 20% of Romanian words have Slavic origin.

In 376, Gothsball were conquered by Hun-icon Hunball. In 454, Hun-icon Hunball's empire disintegrated. In 469, Gepids-icon Gepidsball took the clay. In 567, Avar-icon Avarballs took Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball. In 681, when First Bulgarian Empire-icon First Bulgarian Empireball was established Romania-icon Romaniaball became part of it except for Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball who was under Avar-icon Avarballs.

In 804, the First Bulgarian Empire-icon First Bulgarian Empireball conquered Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball and formed the Duchy of Gelouball, Duchy of Gladball and Duchy of Menumorutball. In the 10th century, Principality of Hungary-icon Magyarsball started the Hungarian conquest of Transylvania and gradually conquered Duchy of Gelouball, Duchy of Gladball and Duchy of Menumorutball.

In 1018, Pechenegsball defeated the First Bulgarian Empire-icon First Bulgarian Empireball and took their clay from Romania-icon Romaniaball. In 1091, Cumaniaball defeated Pechenegsball and took their clay from Romania-icon Romaniaball. In the 12th century all of Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball was under Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball.

In 1185, Vlachs in Wallachia (South Romania) with the Bulgarians rose up against Byzantine-icon Byzantineball and created Second Bulgarian Empire-icon Second Bulgarian Empireball. In 1204, the pope elevated the head of the Bulgarian church to the rank of "primas of all Bulgaria and Vlachia".

However Cumaniaball defeated the Second Bulgarian Empire-icon Second Bulgarian Empireball in the north and retook control of Wallachia. In 1241, during the Mongol Empire-icon Mongol Empireball invasion of Europe Cumaniaball domination of Wallachia ended, there is no evidence of direct Mongol Empire-icon Mongol Empireball rule in Wallachia but remains possible.

Parts of Wallachia were probably briefly disputed between Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball and Second Bulgarian Empire-icon Second Bulgarian Empireball, eventually Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball took all of Wallachia in 1242 while Moldavia (East Romania) was part of Mongol Empire-icon Mongol Empireball and Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball (West Romania) was also under Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball.

The first reference of Romanian rulers dates to 1246 in the form of a charter given by King Bela IV of Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball that mentions Romanian voivodes: Seneslau, Litovoi, Ioan and Farcaș; who are his vassals. The charter only states their existance suggesting that the voivodships existed before 1246.

In 1277, Litovoi (who may or many not be the same Litovoi from 1246) revolted against Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball when he refused to pay tribute. The rebellion ended in 1278 when Litovoi was killed in battle and his brother Bărbat who was taken prisoner by Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball during the rebellion has paid his ransom and recognized Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball's rule. After Bărbat accepted Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball's suzerainty he took his brother's throne.

Medieval Romanian States (1310 - 1848) Wallachia-icon Moldavia-icon Transylvania-icon

Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball are his parents, or him and Moldova-icon Moldovaball as teens in some comics. Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball is his uncle or his son with Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball in some comics.

In 1310, Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball was founded by Basarab I as a vassal of Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball. Some chronicles state that Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball was founded in 1290 by Negru-Voda, voivod (count) of Făgăraș, however no historical doccuments were found to confirm this.

In 1330, Basarab I revolted against Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball and Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball became independent after the Battle of Posada where 10,000 Romanians defeated 30,000 Hungarians. Most peasants become serfs (halfway between slaves and freemen) and were ruled by aristocrats called boyars ("boieri" in Romanian).

"Good neighbour and friend? yes, from all my heart, but your slave? no!" - Basarab I

In 1345, Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball was victorious against Mongol Empire-icon Mongol Empireball in Moldavia (East Romania) with the help of local Romanians and took the clay as his own. In 1347, Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball was founded by Dragoş with support from Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball to better defend Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball against the Mongol Empire, another Romanian ruler as vassal, they should have learned their lesson by now.

In 1359, Bogdan I the Founder (who was voivode of Maramuresball in 1342 - 1345) took control of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball and revolted against Dragoş and the Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball securing Moldavia's independence. Most peasants also become serfs and are ruled by aristocrats called boyars. The Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball did not recognised Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball's indpendence and attacked to retake its clay but failed and eventually recognized Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball's independence.

"Bodgan, ex-voivode of Maramuresball, our infidel!" - King Carol of Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball

In the 14th century Ottoman-icon kebab come from the south. Both Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball fought Ottoman-icon kebab for most of their history with periods of freedom and suzeranity when they had to pay tribute to Ottoman-icon kebab. And a love - hate relationship with Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball and Kingdom of Poland-icon Kingdom of Polandball who sometimes help them and sometimes invade or raid them. And sometimes they are under the Ottoman-icon kebab suzeranity so they have to fight them.

In 1389, Mircea the Elder of house Basarab attacked Ottoman-icon kebab and took Dobruja-icon Dobrujaball for Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball. In 1394, Ottoman Sultan Beyazid I crossed the Danube river, leading 40,000 men, an impressive force at the time. Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball's ruler, Mircea the Elder, had only about 10,000 men. The two armies clashed at the Battle of Rovine where Mircea the Elder won and removed Ottoman-icon kebab. 2 years after Mircea the Elder's death Dobruja-icon Dobrujaball was lost again to Ottoman-icon kebab in 1420.

"Three things I hated in my life: the fearful soldier, the arrogant fool and the traitor." - Mircea the Elder

Vlad the Impaler ruled Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball between 1456 and 1462, he impaled Ottoman-icon kebab and ate next to their fresh bodies, in spite of his cruel and sadic tendencies he is a just yet cruel ruler loved by the people, he is no vampire but his body was never found and people began telling stories. The legend says that during his reign you could leave your gold purse unattended without fear that someone will try to steal it.

"A sentence that doesn't reflect good, that nobody hears about and nobody has anything to learn from, is an useless sentence." - Vlad the Impaler

Stephen the Great ruled Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball's between 1457 - 1504 and has a 34-2 win-lose ratio against Ottoman-icon kebab dispite being outnumbered in every battle. He was very religious, didn't liked wars and wanted to live in peace with other countries but did what he had to do to protect his country. For each victory against Ottoman-icon kebab he built a new church. One day he asks all European Christian nations to join him in a new crusade against Ottoman-icon kebab, but nobody joined as they are were too busy fighting each other.

"If you already have so much money and power, what are you doing in my country?" - Stephen the Great to Ottoman-icon kebab.

Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball was at the time under Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball. Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball, Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball and Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball tried to unite in 1601 but their neighbours didn't want to. Michael the Brave became prince of Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball in 1593, removed Ottoman-icon kebab in 1595, became prince of Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball in 1599 and prince of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball in 1600. However, he is assassinated in 1601 and the union ended.

The seal of Michael the Brave from 1600 depicted the Black Eagle of Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball, the Aurochs Head of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball, the Seven Hills of Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball and over the hills there were Two Rampant Lions affronts supporting the trunk of a tree, as a symbol of reunited Dacia-icon Kingdom of Daciaball. While the union was short-lived it became the bedrock of the national conscience of Romanians everywhere.

"Romanians! we have one life, and one honor, wake up now, as we've slept enough!" - Michael the Brave

In the 17th century, Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball become vassals of Ottoman-icon kebab for good and from then on things started going downhill. In the 18th century they started having puppet rulers under Ottoman-icon kebab control called Phanariotes.

In 1683, Ottoman-icon kebab was removed at the Battle of Vienna and Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball took Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball. Although some of its people were Magyars or Germans most were Romanian peasants. Their harsh treatment led to a rebellion headed by 3 sherfs called: Horea, Cloșa, Crișan. The rebellion failed but in 1785 Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball abolished serfdom in Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball.

In 1774, Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball anexed Bukovina-icon Bukovinaball, a northern region of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball that was currently a puppet of Ottoman-icon kebab, puppet ruler Grigore Ghica opposed the annexation and was assassinated by Ottoman-icon kebab.

In 1806, the Russian-Empire-icon Russo-Turkish Ottoman-icon war started, after 6 years of battle Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball won and annexed the eastern half of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball, known as Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball. While under the Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball she becomes one of the poorest provinces in Europe.

In the 19th century, Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball were still vassals of Ottoman-icon kebab. However Ottoman-icon kebab's power is weakening and in 1821 after a revolt Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball no longer had puppet rulers, but they were still Ottoman-icon kebab vassals. Then Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball started to modernize themselves.

In 1848, Hungary-icon Hungaryball wanted freedom and equality from Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball, Transylvanian Romanians initially supported Hungary-icon Hungaryball, until they realised that Hungary-icon Hungaryball wanted freedom and equality only for Hungarians which is not freedom and equality, and also wanted to unite Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball with Hungary-icon Hungaryball.

Then Transylvanian Romanians looked to Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball for support, initially they were ignored but when Hungary-icon Hungaryball declared independence Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball opened to the Romanian demands and bloody conflict ensued between the Hungarian nobles and their Romanian serfs led by Avram Iancu.

After Hungary-icon Hungaryball's defeat, Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball rejected the demand of creating a province for Romanians (Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball grouped alongside Banat-icon Banatball and Bukovina-icon Bukovinaball) out of fear of replacing Hungarian nationalism with potential Romanian separatism. Yet Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball wasn't hostile to the creation of Romanian administrative offices in Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball and granted the Romanians numerous liberties and rights.

"You cannot convince tyrants with philosophical and humanitarian arguments, but with Horea's spear!" - Avram Iancu

Union, Reforms, Freedom, Kingdom (1848 - 1914) United Principalities-icon Kingdom of Romania-icon

In 1848, due to the strong cultural connection and economic proximity, Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball made a customs union. In 1856, the end of the Russian-Empire-icon Crimean-War Ottoman-icon led to a context favorable for union.

In 1857 ad-hoc meetings were organized where Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball's population expressed their desire for union. In 1858, Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball brought their case to a congress of the Great Powers held in Paris-icon Parisball.

The Great Powers decided to allow a rather formal union and created a constitution known as "The Convention from Paris".

According to it, they will be known as United Principalities-icon United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachiaball but will have separate institiutions, except for two of them. The same convention stated that the army will keep its old flags, with the addition of a blue ribbon on each of them.

Birth of modern day Romania

On 5 January 1859, colonel Alexander Ioan Cuza was elected prince of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball. And on 24 January 1859, Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball elected the same man as prince. Thus the Romanians fulfilled the rules of the convention and United Principalities-icon United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachiaball is born.

"Today, your chosen gives you a single Romania!" - Alexander Ioan Cuza

(Nowdays 24th of January is a national holiday in Romania-icon Romaniaball called The Little Union representing the birth of modern Romania).

After the union, Alexander Ioan Cuza carried out reforms including abolishing serfdom and started to unificate the official institutions one by one. In 1862, with help from unionists from both countries Alexander Ioan Cuza unified the government and parliament effectively merging Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball into one coutnry and the country's name was changed into United Principalities-icon United Principalities of Romaniaball.

This was a delicate choice but in 1863 Ottoman-icon kebab finally recognised this double election and union, but only as long as Alexander Ioan Cuza was the prince. However Alexander Ioan Cuza is unpopular with conservatives and in 1866 he was overthrown. This time a prince from a foreign dynasty, prince Carol, replaced him.

With Alexander Ioan Cuza no longer the prince, Ottoman-icon kebab wanted Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldovaball to be separate again, threatening to invade United Principalities-icon United Principalities of Romaniaball if they refuse to obey, but due to Alexander Ioan Cuza's reforms and Carol's support from France-icon Franceball (protect little brother reasons) and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Kingdom of Prussiaball (Carol was German reasons), Ottoman-icon kebab couldn't remove United Principalities-icon United Principalities of Romaniaball. The union was consolidated by adopting a new constitution which changed the country's name again in simply United Principalities-icon Romaniaball.

In the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball was born and now Hungary-icon Hungaryball had control over Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball. This was devastating for Trasnylvanian Romanians who start being oppressed, had no rights again and went through magyarization, an artifical attempt of cultural conversion.

In 1877, Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball started another war with Ottoman-icon kebab. United Principalities-icon Romaniaball wanted to join but Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball refused because he did not want United Principalities-icon Romaniaball at the winners' negociation table, since he wanted some of United Principalities-icon Romaniaball's clay.

Luckly Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball couldn't remove Ottoman-icon kebab at Plevenball and asked United Principalities-icon Romaniaball for help. United Principalities-icon Romaniaball accepted with condition that Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball respects his integrity of clay and counts him as part of the winners if they are to win. Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball agreed and United Principalities-icon Romaniaball took command of the Russo-Romanian troops then removed Ottoman-icon kebab at Plevenball after a long siege.

After the war on 9 May 1877 United Principalities-icon Romaniaball became independent from Ottoman-icon kebab, this time for good. However Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball still took some of United Principalities-icon Romaniaball's clay in spite of the treaty, but "gave" Dobruja-icon Northern Dobrujaball in return. "Gave" because Northern Dobrujaball was part of Ottoman-icon kebab not Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball and as a winner United Principalities-icon Romaniaball already has rights to new clay according to the treaty.

This was seen as a violation of the treaty and highly criticized by France-icon Franceball and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Kingdom of Prussiaball but none would risk a war with Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball.

On 14 March 1881, United Principalities-icon United Principalitiesball was no longer a principality, it became Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball under King Carol I. The late 19th century represented a period of freedom and rebirth for Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball, a lot of cultural and economic progress was made. A lot of intellectuals emerged: writers, poets, scientists, artists. Most notably Mihai Eminescu, Constantin Brancusi, Nicolae Iorga and George Enescu.

In 1912 when the First Balkan War started Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball demanded Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball the city of Silistraball in exchange for their neutrality, Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball accepted. However at the end of the First Balkan War the Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball refused to give up the city, as such when the Second Balkan War of 1913 started Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball joined Kingdom of Serbia-icon Kingdom of Serbiaball and Kingdom of Greece-icon Kingdom of Greeceball, defeated Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball and took all of Dobruja-icon Southern Dobrujaball.

"I forgive those who wrote and spoke against me, seeking to blame me or throw doubts towards my good intentions, I send them a last salute, full of love" - King Carol I

World War I and Greater Romania (1914 - 1920) Kingdom of Romania-icon Bessarabia-icon Banat-icon Bukovina-icon Transylvania-icon

When World War I started Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball was neutral. In 1916 the Entente persuaded him to join them by promissing Banat-icon Banatball, Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball and Bukovina-icon Bukovinaball from Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball if they win. Regions that had a Romanian majority as Bukovina used part of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball while Banat-icon Banatball and Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball used to be Romanian principalities before the Hungarian conquest.

Though a member of a branch of German Empire-icon German Empireball's ruling Hohenzollern imperial family, King Ferdinand of Romania was in charge of Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball's entry into World War I on the side of the Entente, respecting his oath before the Romanian Parliament in 1914: "I will reign as a true Romanian", thus he gained the nickname "the Loyal". As a consequence of this betrayal toward his German roots, Kaiser Wilhelm II had Ferdinand's name erased from the Hohenzollern House register.

Initially Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball's attack on Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball was successful, but was is quickly pushed back by the combined forces of Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball, German Empire-icon German Empireball and Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball to the point where it lost all of Southern Romania including Bucarest-icon Bucharestball and the only region left standing was Moldavia-icon Moldovaball.

The Romanians in Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball entered the war from the very beginning, with hundreds of thousands being mobilized throughout the war. Although most were loyal to Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball, in time reactionary sentiments emerges, especially after Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball joined the war on the Entente's side. Many of the previously loyal soldiers decide that it's better to risk their lives through desertion, rather than to shoot their ethnical conationals and fight against their own country. Many novels have been written on this subject, most famous being "The Forest of the Hanged" (the punishment for desertion).

In 1917 when the communist revolution started, Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball, also region with a Romanian majority as it used to be part of Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball, declared independence from the Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball as Democratic Republic of Moldavia-icon Democratic Republic of Moldaviaball and 3 months later declares union with Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball.

"With deep feelings and a heart full of joy I have received the news from Chișinăuball." - King Ferdinand

But the communist revolution also threw Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball out of the war and now Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball stood alone on the eastern front. Attacked by Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball, German Empire-icon German Empireball and Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball he was pushed back until Foscani where after a good defense a stalemate was reached and the Armistice of Focsani was signed and later the Treaty of Bucharest was negociated.

However neither King Ferdinand or the parliment signed the treaty in hopes that the tide of war will change on the western side. As Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball, German Empire-icon German Empireball and Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball left his clay as part of the treaty. Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball secrelty started to remobilize his forces.

After Kingdom of Greece-icon Kingdom of Greeceball's offensive on Thessalonikiball knocked Bulgaria-icon Kingdom of Bulgariaball out of the war, Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball redeclared war to the Central Powers (10 November), a day before it ended in Western Europe (11 November) with the Entente being victorious.

In the aftermath of World War I every regions of Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball was given self-determination based on USA-icon USAball's president Wilson's self-determination principle, being mostly Romanian Bukovina-icon Bukovinaball, Banat-icon Banatball and Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball voted for a with Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball. Although Banat-icon Banatball voted for union with Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball as well, only 2/3 of was given to Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball while 1/3 is given to Kingdom of Serbia-icon Kingdom of Serbiaball.

While Kingdom of Serbia-icon Kingdom of Serbiaball's claim was not based on any historical right, he argued that 250.000 Serbians are living there and Banat-icon Banatball's geographical position is close to his capital Belgradeball making it vulnerable from a strategic point of view. While Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball claimed that he has a historical right over Banat-icon Banatball, the Entente promissed him Banat, most people living there are Romanians and they also voted for a union with him.

After some arguments between Kingdom of Serbia-icon Kingdom of Serbiaball and Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball, France-icon Franceball decided to give 1/3 of Banat-icon Banatball to Kingdom of Serbia-icon Kingdom of Serbiaball, nevertheless Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball was still happy as he already got a lot of clay.

How Romania was Born

This event came be known as "The Great Union" where the Romanian provinces of Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball, Bukovina-icon Bukovinaball, Banat-icon Banatball and Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball and united with Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball, in the same year with the last one being Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball on 1st December, marking the end of the Great Union. All provinces with a Romanian majority were now under a single state, as a ressult Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball had more than twice the clay he had before World War I and came to be known as "Greater Romania".

"Long live Greater Romania, strong and united!" - King Ferdinand

(Nowdays 1st of December is the national day of Romania-icon Romaniaball called the Great Union Day representing the union of all romanian provinces into a single state).

While Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball gained a lot of clay, Kingdom of Hungary-icon First Hungarian Republicball lost a lot of clay and would not stand idle to accept this. Until the peace and thus the official loss of the territories was signed, Kingdom of Hungary-icon First Hungarian Republicball tried to offer cultural and administrative autonomy to the minorities, but they refused, stating that they desire to be separated from him.

At this time the borders with Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball were uncertain and Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball passed up to Tisa, but Georges Clemenceau (prime-minister of France-icon Franceball) was against it. After some discussion France-icon Franceball's Georges Clemenceau agrees and Kingdom of Hungary-icon First Hungarian Republicball was asked to accept the new borders of Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball. However Kingdom of Hungary-icon First Hungarian Republicball doesn't accept this ultimatum and his government resigns as an act of protest.

The next day, promising lost clay back the communist party takes the power, turning into Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball, and attacking Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball to take back Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball. Starting the Hungarian-Romanian War. Initially the attack was successful but the next day Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball counter-attacks on the whole Romanian-Hungarian border, taking back all the lost clay and stops at Tisa river.

Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball decides to attack Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball instead, they are winning and France-icon Franceball promises that if Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball will retreat from Czechoslovakiathey will give them back the clay from Tisa to the current borders. Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball accepts and retreats from Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball, then France-icon Franceball asks Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball to retreat to their new borders.

However Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball doesn't trust Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball and he replies that he would comply only after the Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball army would demobilize. Upon hearing Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball's demands, Hungarian Soviet Republic-icon Hungarian Soviet Republicball answers that from now on he would rely solely on the might of his army and attacks Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball.

Eventually Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball won, occupied Budapest, removed the communist party, kept Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball, and looted Kingdom of Hungary-icon Second Hungarian Republicball, gg easy.

Under pressures of France-icon Franceball, Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball gave Kingdom of Hungary-icon Second Hungarian Republicball the clay from Tisa river to the current borders back. In 1920 Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball left Kingdom of Hungary-icon Second Hungarian Republicball's clay.

After Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball's defeat, the Treaty of Trianon was signed by Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball and the Allied Powers (16 countries) where Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball officially accepted the loss of the lands and recognized Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball as Romanian clay. As they signed no peace treaty before, Trianon maked the end of World War I between Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball and the Allied Powers.

Being officially a defeated state in World War I Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball had no words to say in the Treaty of Trianon, the terms were just imposed on them. Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball claims Trianon is a great injustice to Hungary. Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball claims Trianon is a great justice to all the people oppressed by Hungary. From then on the Treaty of Trianon became a central element in Hungarian nationalism.

Interwar and World War II (1920 - 1945) Nazi-icon Kingdom of Romania-icon Soviet-icon

After Trianon in 1920, Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball with Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball and Panslavic-icon Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball formed the Little Entente with support from France-icon Franceball to ensure that Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball will not attempt to recover lost clay again. Interwar was the best period of his life. All Romanian-speaking people were united under one country. He had the most clay that he ever had, being refered to as "Greater Romania". He was content and satisfied with himself and was looking for cooperation with other nations as well as cultural and industrial development.

He had an active implication in the League of Nations, his capital Bucarest-icon Bucharestball became known as Paris-icon "Little Paris", many monuments were built, his educational system improved, he became a regional power in its own right being the 3rd strongest army in eastern europe after Soviet-icon Sovietball and Second Polish Republicball. His economy flourished becoming one of the greatest oil exporters (thing that later drew Nazi-icon Nazi's attention). After King Ferdinand's death in 1927 a time of political instability with regencies began until his son, King Carol II, took the throne in 1930. In 1938 he became world's 4th oil and grain exporter.

The Little Entente broke in 1938 when Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball and Panslavic-icon Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball refused to support Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball in the event of a Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball invasion.

When World War II started he asked Second Polish Republicball if they want help against Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball since they already had an alliance. But Second Polish Republicball refused stating that he would rather have an escape route through Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball if they are defeated. After Second Polish Republicball's defeat his politicans and some army escaped through Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball and in exile in Londonball. Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball's help of Second Polish Republicball angered Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball. France-icon Franceball and UK-icon UKball promised that Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball won't lose clay. But France-icon Franceball quickly surrendered was defeated by Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball and UK-icon UKball forgot his promise (asshole). In 1940, after a Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball ultimatum, Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball agreed to give up Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball and Bukovina-icon Northern Bukovinaball in exchange for not being invaded.

Two thirds of Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball were combined with a small part of the Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball named Moldavian ASSRball and became Moldavian SSRball. The rest (Bukovina-icon Northern Bukovinaball, northern half of the Hotin county and Budjakball) was apportioned to Ukraine-icon Ukrainian SSRball. Shortly after, Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball mediated a compromise between Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball and the Kingdom of Hungary-icon Kingdom of Hungaryball where they gave Transylvania-icon Northern Transylvaniaball to Kingdom of Hungary-icon the Kingdom of Hungary.

After that, under the Treaty of Craiova, Dobruja-icon Southern Dobrujaball (which Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball lost during the Second Balkan War in 1913), was ceded to Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball under pressure from Nazi-icon. Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball was surprised and felt particullary betrayed by Italian-Empire-icon Fascist Italyball who supported Transylvania-icon Northern Transylvaniaball's annexation.

Right after the loss of Transylvania-icon Northern Transylvaniaball, Ion Antonescu united to form a "National Legionary State" government, which forced the abdication of King Carol II in favor of his 19-year-old son Michael. Carol and his mistress Magda Lupescu went into exile, and Romania-icon Romaniaball, despite the unfavorable outcome of recent territorial disputes, leaned strongly toward the Axis.

As part of the deal, the Iron Guard became the sole legal party in Romania-icon Romaniaball. Antonescu became the Iron Guard's honorary leader, while Sima became deputy premier. In power, the Iron Guard stiffened the already harsh anti-Semitic legislation, enacted legislation directed against minority businessmen, tempered at times by the willingness of officials to take bribes, and wreaked vengeance upon its enemies.

On 8 October Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball troops began crossing into Romania-icon Romaniaball. They soon numbered over 500,000. On 23 November Romania joined the Axis powers. The cohabitation between the Iron Guard and Antonescu was never an easy one.

On 20 January 1941, the Iron Guard attempted a coup, combined with a pogrom against the Jews of Bucharest. Within four days, Antonescu had successfully suppressed the coup. The Iron Guard was forced out of the government. Sima and other legionnaires took refuge in Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball; others were imprisoned. Antonescu abolished the National Legionary State, in its stead declaring Romania a "National and Social State."

"History never forgets the guilty, and all of us are guilty: some because we were quiet; others, because we made mistakes; all of us, because we endured." - Ion Antonescu

On 22 June 1941, Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball launched Operation Barbarossa, attacking the Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball on a wide front. Romania-icon Romaniaball joined the offensive crossing the river Prut. After recovering Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball and Bukovina-icon Northern Bukovinaball (Operation München), Romania-icon Romaniaball fought side by side with Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball onward to Odessa, Sevastopol, Stalingrad and the Caucasus.

The total number of troops involved on the Eastern Front with the Romanian Third and Fourth Army was second only to that of Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball. The Romanian Army had a total of 686,258 men under arms in the summer of 1941 and a total of 1,224,691 men in the summer of 1944. The number of Romanian troops sent to fight Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball exceeded that of all of Germany's other allies combined.

In February 1943, with the decisive Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball counter-offensive at Stalingrad, it was growing clear that the tide of the war turned against the Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball.

By 1944, Romania-icon Romania's economy was in tatters because of the expenses of the war, and destructive Allied air bombing throughout Romania, including the capital, Bucarest-icon Bucharestball. In addition, most of the products sent to Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball were provided without monetary compensation. As a result of these "uncompensated exports", inflation in Romania-icon Romaniaball skyrocketed, causing widespread discontent among the Romanian population, even among groups and individuals who had once enthusiastically supported Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball and the war.

On 23 August 1944, King Michael of Romania led a coup against Axis with support from opposition politicians and most of the army, successfully deposing the Antonescu dictatorship. The King then offered a non-confrontational retreat to Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball ambassador Manfred von Killinger. But the Nazis considered the coup "reversible" and attempted to turn the situation around by military force.

The Romanian First, Second (forming), and what little was left of the Third and the Fourth Armies (one corps) were under orders from the King to defend Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball against any Nazi Germany attacks. King Michael offered to put the Romanian Army, which at that point had nearly 1,000,000 men, on the side of the Allies. Surprisingly, with Soviet-icon Sovietball occupying parts of Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball, Stalin immediately recognized the king and the restoration of the conservative Romanian monarchy.

"I do not see Romania as a legacy from my parents, but as a country lended from our children." - King Michael

In a radio broadcast to the Romanian nation and army on the night of 23 August King Michael issued a cease-fire, proclaimed Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball's loyalty to the Allies, announced the acceptance of an armistice (to be signed on September 12) offered by UK-icon UKball, USA-icon USAball, and Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball, and declared war on Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball.

The coup accelerated Soviet advance into Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball, but did not avert a rapid occupation and the Soviets captured about 130,000 Romanian soldiers, who were transported to Soviet-icon Sovietball clay where many died in prison camps.

The armistice was signed on 12 September 1944, on terms virtually dictated by Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball. Under the terms of the armistice, Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball announced its unconditional surrender to the Soviet Unionball and was placed under occupation of the Allies with the Soviet Unionball as their representative, in control of media, communication, post, and civil administration behind the front. It has been suggested that the coup may have shortened World War II by up to six months, thus saving hundreds of thousands of lives.

During the Moscow Conference in October 1944 Winston Churchill of UK-icon UKball proposed an agreement to Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball leader Joseph Stalin on how to split up Eastern Europe into spheres of influence after the war. UK-icon Assholeball offered Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball a 90% share of influence in Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball.

As he declared war on Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball on the night of 23 August 1944, border clashes between Kingdom of Hungary-icon Hungaryball and Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball troops erupted almost immediately. On 24 August Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball troops attempted to seize Bucharestball and suppress Michael's coup, but were repelled by the city's defenses, which received some support from USA-icon USAball Air Force (good guy USA-icon USAball, not like his UK-icon asshole dad who forgot his promise and then sold us).

Other Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball units in the country suffered severe losses: remnants of the Sixth Army retreating west of the Prut River were cut off and destroyed by the Soviet-icon Soviets, which was now advancing at an even greater speed, while Romanian units attacked German garrisons at the Ploiești oilfields, forcing them to retreat to Kingdom of Hungary-icon Hungaryball.

Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball captured over 50,000 Nazi prisoners around this time, who were later surrendered to Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball. In early September, Soviet-icon Sovietball and Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball entered Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball and captured the towns of Brașov and Sibiu while advancing toward the Mureș River.

Their main objective was Clujball, a city regarded as the historical capital of Transylvania. However, the Second Hungarian Army was present in the region, and together with the Eighth German Army engaged the Allied forces on 5 September in what was to become the Battle of Turda, which lasted until 8 October and resulted in heavy casualties for both sides.

Also around this time, Kingdom of Hungary-icon Hungaryball carried out his last independent offensive action of the war, penetrating Arad County in western Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball. Despite initial success, a number of Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball cadet battalions managed to stop the Kingdom of Hungary-icon Hungaryball advance at the Battle of Păuliș, and soon a combined Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball - Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball counter-attack overwhelmed Kingdom of Hungary-icon Hungaryball, who gave ground and evacuated Arad itself on 21 September.

Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball ended the war fighting against Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball alongside Soviet-icon Sovietball in Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball, Kingdom of Hungary-icon Hungaryball, Panslavic-icon Yugoslaviaball, Austria-icon Austriaball and Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball, from August 1944 until the end of the war in Europe.

In May 1945, the First and Fourth armies took part in the Prague Offensive. The Romanian Army incurred heavy casualties fighting Nazi Germany. Of some 538,000 Romanian soldiers who fought against the Axis in 1944 - 45, some 167,000 were killed, wounded or went missing.

After the war, under the 1947 Treaty of Paris, the Allies did not acknowledge Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball as a co-belligerent nation but instead applied the term "ally of Hitlerite Germany" to all recipients of the treaty's stipulations. Like Finland-icon Finlandball, Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball had to pay $300 million to the Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball as war reparations.

However, the treaty recognized that Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball switched sides on 24 August 1944, and therefore "acted in the interests of all the United Nations". As a reward, Transylvania-icon Northern Transylvaniaball was recognized as an integral part of Kingdom of Romania-icon Romaniaball, but the border with Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball was fixed at its state on January 1941, restoring Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball and Bukovina-icon Northern Bukovinaball to Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball and leaving Southern Dobrujaball to Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball.

To this day the loss of Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball and Bukovina-icon Northern Bukovinaball is seen as stealing and a great injustce by Romania and became a central element in Romanian nationalism. It is one of the reasons why RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball was still reluctant towards Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball dispite both being in Communism-icon Warsaw Pact.

Communism and Revolution (1945 - 1989) RS Romania-icon Communism-icon Czech-icon North Korea-icon

In Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball, Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball occupation following World War II facilitated the rise of the Communist Party as the main political force, although the Communist Party was unpopular they won the votes.

In 1947, they initiated a coup where King Michael was forced to abdicate and a single-party of people's republic was established becoming last countryball from the Eastern Bloc to become communist. Between 1948 and 1950, he hunted down and arrested all the democrats and legionaries from his clay.

SR ROMANIA WITH HAT

In 1965, Nicolae Ceausescu became the leader of RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball. Gradually RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball became more powerful and independent than other puppet state of Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball.

CR rebel

In 1968, RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball and Albania-icon Albaniaball didn't want to attack Czech-icon Czechoslovakiaball. The Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball wanted to annex RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball but USA-icon USAball had his support.

"The invasion of Czechoslovakiaball is a great error that will make nothing more than to disturb the peace in Europe and to stop the spread of socialism in the world." - Nicolae Ceausecu

RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball became good friends with North Korea-icon North Koreaball and China-icon Chinaball and started trading with the west. Which angered Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball. Ceausescu also made RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball a great trading and industrial power with the GDP growth of 10% every year, but unfortunately this golden age was going to last just until 1977 when a great earthquake destroyed a great part of Bucarest-icon Bucharestball.

After taking some money for rebuilding Bucarest-icon Bucharestball, RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball borrowed 11 billion dollars from UN-icon UNball because he wanted to build the House of the People (Now the seat of the Parliament of Romania and the second-largest administrative building in the world). In that moment all the money RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball had were already invested, and because Ceausescu wanted to pay those money back to UN-icon UNball back as quikly as possible and he decided to take the money he needed from any possible source. Famine had starded, every one had problems with electricity and hot water was nearly imposible to exist in any house.

After fall of the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Pact, RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball was the only communist country in Eastern Europe, except for Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball.

On 16 december 1989, Lasló Trókes said bad things about the regime and he needed to be exiled, but people revolted simmilar to the French Revolution in Timișoaraball.

On 20 December 1989 Ceausescu returns from Iran-icon Iranball to deal with the revolt in Timișoaraball and labels them as enemies of socialism.

On 21 December 1989 Ceausescu gathers a lot of people in Bucarest-icon Bucharestball to boost the population's support for socialism, but the reaction was the opposite, people started shouting "We are the people, down with the dictator!", "Death to the murderer!", etc.

Ceausescu sends the army to deal with the revolutionaries and fighting on the streets begins. 22 December 1989, after fighting on the streets, the army sides with the democrats. Ceausescu and his wife were executed and RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball became democratic. RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball had the bloodiest revolution in 1989 with 1104 deaths and many wounded.

Modern Romania (1989 - Present) Romania-icon NATO-icon EU-icon Moldova-icon

Although Ceausescu was gone, the corrupt system he built wasn't tore down. As such most Romania-icon Romaniaball politicians were politicians in RS Romania-icon SR Romaniaball, much corruption and abuse of power continued. Much of the PRC (Romanian Communist Party) became PSD (Social-Democrat Party) and PDL (Demoract-Liberal Party). One of the post-communist politicians was Ion Iliescu, who became president and the corruption continued.

In 1991, Romania-icon Romaniaball had a new constitution and Moldova-icon Moldovaball became independent. But Russia-icon Russiaball helped a coup in Transnistria-icon Transnistriaball in 1991 (part of Moldova-icon Moldovaball) and to this day has troops stationed for "peacekeeping", which makes the union unlikely (lol, Russia and peace in the same sentence).

After two revots of miners, in 1996 Romania-icon Romaniaball had a better president and started relations with USA-icon USAball. After 9/11 Romania supported USA-icon USAball in his wars. In 2004 Romania-icon Romaniaball entered NATO-icon NATOball and in 2007 entered with Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball in EU-icon EUball.

In 30 October 2015 the Colectiv Club fire happend (64 deaths, four of five members from the band that sang died too, over 200 wounded, a hope destroyed) many people went on the street and protested peacefully (something new for Romania-icon Romaniaball) against the goverment because if the corruption wasn't dominating the goverment the Colectiv Club incident wasn't going to happen. It had success for a while and Romania-icon Romaniaball became the fastest growing economy of Europe.

Bulgaria helps Romania in protest

In February 2017, the Social-Democrat Party won the elections and things started to go downhill again, they wanted to make a law to forgive some of the corrupt politicians that are in jail and liberate them.

Over 600.000 people, including the president Klaus Iohannis (as semi-presidential republic the president doesn't have the power to veto everything), protested peacefully against the goverment again and again for a week until the government accepted their demands. The law was abrogated but the same people are in power.

"A modern Romania is an educated Romania, we are what we read, the books guide and form us" - Klaus Iohannis

Due to massive protests the law was not passed, the Social-Democrats used the prime-minister as a scapegoat and voted in the Parliament to remove him. But the same party is still in power and dark days lie ahead. Our hope stands in Laura Codruța Kövesi who is the current chief prosecutor of the National Anticoruption Directorate and the only thing still keeping PSD in check. On a lesser extent, President Klaus Iohannis also helps (he's a silent workhouse, doesn't speak much but does a lot) but not as much since Romania-icon Romaniaball is a semi-presidential republic and the president has limited power.

He wants to unite with his wife Moldova-icon Moldovaball who was stolen and raped by Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball in 1940, most people there are Romanians and speak Romanian, but her politicians are even more corrupt and there is a Russian and Ukrainian minority of about 20-30% ever since the conquest.

The subject about Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball usually hurts him and makes him sad, she is mostly Romanian and was the first region that voluntarily broke from Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball and decided to join him in his time of need, dispite him being in a bad situation, mostly defeated by Central Powers in the Great War, where as Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball took her against her will in 1940.

Hungaryball's Rumors (Present)

Romania-icon Romaniaball's ancestry

Hungary-icon Hungaryball likes to spread rumors that Romania-icon Romaniaball isn't of SPQR-icon SPQRball and Dacia-icon Daciaball descent but of Cumaniaball which is a turkic tribe. This is to get a claim on Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball based on the "we were first" argument. He even teaches his kids in history class that Romania had nothing to do with the Roman Empire, desperate. Then how come Romania speaks a latin-based language? Those poor cuman kids being forced to learn latin in schools because reasons.

And how come that it was Hungary-icon Hungaryball's most famous chronicler, Simon of Keza, who stated in 1282 that "Romania-icon Romania used to be the SPQR-icon SPQRball who elected to remain in Panonia when Hunball arrived". Not to mention that Byzantine-icon Byzantineball and Italy-icon Italyball chroniclers and pretty much everyone else also said the same.

While nobody said anything about Romania-icon Romaniaball and Cumaniaball being related, not even Hungary-icon Hungaryball, until Trianon 1920. Italy-icon Italyball's scholar Poggio Bracciolin stated that " Romania's ancestors had been SPQR-icon SPQRball colonists settled by Emperor Trajan" and Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini stated that "Romania-icon Romanians are an italian race". This was 15th century, long before 19th century's nationalist movements.

Nor is there cultural connection between Romania-icon Romaniaball and Cumaniaball, while there were and still are many connections between Romania, SPQR-icon SPQRball and Dacia-icon Daciaball besides language, such as the popular costumes of Romania in middle ages that were indentical with that of Dacia and celebrations such as "Mărţişor" which was the SPQR's praise to the god of war Mars then it changed into a praise of the coming of spring as the Roman Empire converted to christianity.

Romania-icon Romaniaball's name

Another lie Hungary-icon Hungaryball likes to spread is that the name Romania-icon Romaniaball was invented at the United Principalities-icon Little Union in 1859 and it didn't exist before that, they were called "Vlachs". This argument is ironic considering that the word "Vlach" comes from old Germanic and means Roman.

Besides that, Romania-icon Romaniaball never called themselves "Vlachs", that's what they were called by other people but they called themselves Romani, Romei, Rumani and Români as the language evolved ("Români" means Romanians in modern Romanian), derivatives of Latin adjective "Romanus" which meant "Citizen of the Roman Empire", and they called Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball "the Romanian Land" ("Țeara Rumânească" in old Romanian, "Țara Românească" in modern Romanian. Țeara/Țara = Latin Terra = Land). The Romanians in Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball called themselves "Moldovans" but acknowledged that they speak Romanian and that they and Wallachia with Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball are the same people.

Romania-icon Romaniaball's language

He also likes to say that Romania-icon Romaniaball made a whole new language in the 19th century then forced everyone to learn it, besides how ridiculous and impossible this sounds, it was only the chyliric alphabet changed to latin and some words were taken from France-icon Franceball, but most of the language remained the same. Again it was Hungary-icon Hungaryball's Stephan Szántó who stated that "their language would be understandable by real Italians" long before 19th century, that awkward moment when you try to promote a false history but you can't because you wrote down the truth yourself centuries ago.

And even if you look at actual texts from old Romanian, in the oldest written Romanian text ever found which is Nascu's letter in 1521 (long before the 19th century), you'll find that out of 190 words (excluding substantives), 175 have latin origin, and is mutually intelligible with modern Romanian. Old Romanian: "dau štire domnïetale za lukrul turčilor kum amĭ auzit èu kŭ ĩpŭratul au èšit den sofïę ši aimintrě nue ši sěu dus ĩ sus pre dunŭre"; Modern Romanian: "dau știre dumitale de lucrul turcilor cum am auzit eu că împăratul a iesit din Sofia și aimintrea nu e și s-au dus în sus pe Dunăre". Even if you don't understand Romanian you can't help but notice that it's similar.

It's sad to see that 20th century propaganda still exists in 21st century. Hungary-icon Hungaryball can't get into acceptance over the fact that Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball is Romanian so he makes up history and hides under the rug everything that contradicts him, you have a hard case of deinal my friend.

Personality

Polandball modern history of Romania

Polandball modern history of Romania

He is inventive, known for the unusual solutions he finds to problems, working with Romania-icon Romaniaball almost always means amazing solutions will be found, sometimes unexpected, sometimes unorthodox, to any problems that may arise.

He is an IT expert, has one of the fastest internet connection speed in the world and used to troll USA-icon USAball by hacking NASA and the Pentagon. (Just a prank bro!)

He is a conflict avoider but at the same time loves conflict. He has a hidden dark side but as long as you're nice he won't impale you. He seems to care less about lots of things, including his own future sometimes, but when he is passionate about something he goes the extra mile.

He is one of the most religious countryballs, Vatican-icon Vaticanball has a great opinion of him, which is unusual considering he's not of Catholic-icon Catholicball.

If Poland-icon Polandball cannot into space and Estonia-icon Estoniaball cannot into nordic, Romania-icon Romaniaball cannot into less corrupt.

Like Serbia-icon Serbiaball and Slovakia-icon Slovakiaball, Romania-icon Romaniaball hates Hungary-icon Hungaryball often fighting or arguing with him in comics, but it's not always the case, in spite of their differences they can into friends.

His national day is on 1st of December (The Great Union) but his birthday is on 24 January 1859 (The Little Union) when Wallachia-icon Wallachiaball and Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball united into United Principalities-icon Romaniaball. As such his astrological sign is Aquarius.

Relationships

Friends (Prieteni)

  • Moldova-icon Moldovaball - My beautiful wife, I of loving her so much. I will try protect her from big bully Russia-icon Russiaball. you are of my clay join me or ill anschluss yuo
  • Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball - Best Friend! we are both orthodox and remove kebab. We share a Giurgiuball - Ruseball friendship bridge over Danuble. Thanks for support in the anti-corruption fight! I like your beaches.
  • Serbia-icon Serbiaball - Has always been a good friend to me and vice-versa, we are both orthodox and remove kebab, we built together and share a hydroelectric power plant over the Danube. gib western banat
  • Greece-icon Greeceball - Good friend for Dacia-icon 2000 years Ancient Greece-icon, we are both orthodox and like removing kebab. I like greek beaches.
  • Armenia-icon Armeniaball - Good friend as well, he is also orthodox and likes removing kebab.
  • Poland-icon Polandball - Good friend and old neighbour, reliable ally, but he likes stupid Hungary-icon Bozgorball too much.
  • Slovakia-icon Slovakiaball - Good friend and old neighbourd, hates Hungary-icon Hungaryball more than me and Serbia-icon Serbiaball combined. Also has problem with Gypsy-icon Gypsyball. Never forget 1968.
  • Czech-icon Czechiaball - Awesome beer drinker and old neighbourd. Also I like his Škoda cars and he likes Dacia. Never forget 1968.
  • Georgia-icon Georgiaball - Good friend, we are both orthodox and like removing Russia-icon Vodkaball. EU-icon EUball finds him unpredicible but I know he's all right.
  • Azerbaijan-icon Azerbaijanball - Good friend, he is kebab but good kebab, we both like removing Gypsy-icon Gypsyball. But Armeniaball is right in the conflict, just exchange some territory and stop fighting.
  • Italy-icon Italyball - Best brother. We were both born in 19th century and we are corrupt (Not good). Pizza is awesome and he likes mici.
  • Spain-icon Spainball - Good sister. She also takes care of my cousin, uncle, aunt, the other cousin and so on... Also the best prostitutes in Madrid are of Romanians.
  • Portugal-icon Portugalball - Good brother. Although I don't visit him as much as my other brothers we like each other and I like very much Cristiano Ronaldo!
  • Andorra-icon Andorraball - Cute little brother, I like his landscapes.
  • San Marino-icon San Marinoball - Little brother, I like his landscapes too.
  • Monaco-icon Monacoball - Rich little brother, I like his casinos.
  • Vatican-icon Vaticanball - Little brother that likes me because I'm religious. I like Pope Francis, he is a great model even for non-catholics.
  • Aromanian-icon Aromaniaball - Son living in Albania-icon Albania and Greece-icon Greeceball, thanks for keeping my culture.
  • USA-icon USAball - We're bros. I really admire his Democracy and FREEDOM! I'm in his NATO-icon NATO alliance. He also helps me with military stuff.
  • Canada-icon Canadaball - Good friends and nice trading partners.
  • Australia-icon Australiaball - He donated me an Antarctic station!
  • Germany-icon Germanyball - Undisputed ruler of EU-icon EUball! He gives me nice Volkswagen cars. He has a dark past and stole some of my clay when he was Nazi-icon Naziball, but he's genuinely sorry and I forgive him. He is also my sister's husband.
  • Netherlands-icon Netherlandsball- I like your disco and your girls.
  • Japan-icon Japanball - I like their Anime and Sushi.
  • South Korea-icon South Koreaball - I like their K-pop and PSY and even Kimchi.
  • China-icon Chinaball - Trading partner, I also like his rice.
  • Israel-icon Israelcube - Sorry for trying to remove you in WW2, I never hated you.
  • South Africa-icon South Africaball - I like Pretoria-icon Pretoriaball, but sorry, I still hate Russia-icon Russiaball.
  • Iraq-icon Iraqball - Even though he is kebab, he likes my food.
  • Srpska Republic-icon Republika Srpskaball - Serbia's son, he likes me because I remove kebab.
  • Croatia-icon Croatiaball - A kebab remover, he is catholic but it's not a problem. I like his old cities.

Neutral/Frenemies (Neutri/Prinamici)

  • Hungary-icon Hungaryball - Will not stop complaining about Trianon, even though it was almost 100 years ago and he deserved it. He is trying to rob my clay. But we can into friends as we both hate kebabs, immigrants and Gypsy-icon Gypsyball. Although we should hate each other, we don't always do. "Hungaryball: I hate you! Romaniaball: I hate you too! Gypsyball: Hello guys! Hungaryball: But you hate him more right? Romaniaball: *shoots Gypsyball* Hungaryball: Nice shoot buddy! Romaniaball: Let's get some palinka!"
  • Ukraine-icon Ukraineball - We both hate Russia-icon Russiaball and can into friends but he is stubborn and threatens to destroy my delta fauna with his stupid Bystroye Canal despite EU-icon EUball telling him to stop. GIB BACK BUDJAK AND CERNAUTI! although I don't blame you, Russia-icon Russiaball stole it and you woke up with it after Soviet-icon Sovietball died. But IT'S MY RIGHTFUL CLAY! YOU NEVER EVEN HAD IT BEFORE 1940, I HAD THAT CLAY EVER SINCE Dacia-icon Daciaball WAS FOUNDED AND LATER AS PART OF Moldavia-icon Moldaviaball! IT'S MY ANCESTRAL CLAY!
  • France-icon Franceball - Was a role model for me when I was born, she also helped me a lot of in World War I which eventually led to the unification of Kingdom of Romania-icon Greater Romaniaball, but now she's mostly an annoying big sister. (Raise your right hand if you like the French, raise both hands if you are French)
  • Turkey-icon Turkeyball - He invaded my clay and persecuted my ancestors. But we can into friends now and we both hate Russia-icon Russiaball. Also he has beautiful resorts, I like some of his food and he likes Hagi. But gib back sword of Stephen the Great! If you attack my friends I will impale you!(i like his films)
  • UK-icon UKball - In World War II you forgot your promise that you won't allow Nazi-icon Naziball and Soviet-icon Sovietball to rob my clay then you sold me to Soviet-icon Sovietball. A**hole. But we can into friends as I constantly humiliate you by stealing your jobs, including your high paying jobs. Of course, Romania-icon Romaniaball steals your jobs, but maybe, if someone without contacts or money can steal your jobs, you're a moron.
  • Austria-icon Austriaball - He and Hungary-icon Hungaryball used to have my clay, nowdays he's a nice holiday destination.They were the first country who recognized my independence from Ottoman Empire.
  • Albania-icon Albaniaball - Long live the Illyrian-Dacian friendship! He also is my distant relative and his anthem music is made by Ciprian Porumbescu. But plox stop recognising Kosovo-icon Kosovoball and hating Serbia-icon Serbiaball.
  • Macedonia-icon Macedoniaball - I don't really hate you, but you are pretty much Bulgarian, ok?
  • India-icon Indiaball - I would like you more IF YOU DIDN'T SEND ALL YOUR Gypsy-icon GYPSYES TO ME.

Enemies (Dușmani/Inamici)

  • Gypsy-icon Gypsyball - GET OUT OF MY CLAY YOU DIRTY PARASITE AND GO BACK TO INDIA!!!
  • Russia-icon Russiaball - WORST COUNTRY EVER!!! STOLE MY TREASURE IN WW1!!! STOLE CERNAUTI, BUGEAC, MOLDOVA AND TURNED ME COMMUNIST!!! NEVER FORGET FANTANA ALBA MASSACRE!!!
  • Belarus-icon Belarusball - Little Russian puppet, I kinda feel sorry for him.
  • Transnistria-icon Transnistriaball - MINI-RUSSIAN SCUM FROM Soviet-icon SOVIETBALL'S RAPE LEAVE YOUR Moldova-icon MOM ALONE AND YOU WILL NEVER BECOME A COUNTRY!!!
  • Szekelyland-icon Szekelylandball - HUNGARIANS SEPARATISTS WHO WANT AUTONOMIA!!! YOU ARE OF MY CLAY NOT OF Hungary-icon BOZGORBALL!
  • Gagauzia-icon Gagauziaball - YOU ARE OF YOUR Moldova-icon MOM SO LISTEN TO HER, ALSO WHY ARE YOU EVEN IN HER CLAY? GO BACK TO TURKEY!!!
  • Chad-icon Chadball - STOP USING MY FLAG YOU KEBAB!!! I FIRST USED THAT FLAG IN 1859 WHILE YOU FIRST USED IT IN 1960!!! 100 YEARS LATER YOU FLAG STEALER!!!
  • Kosovo-icon Kosovoball - YOU ARE PART OF SERBIA, STOP THINKING YOU ARE OF INDEPENDENT!
  • ISIS-icon ISISball - IF YOU TRY TO ATTACK ME I WILL IMPALE ALL OF YOU!!!
  • North Korea-icon North Koreaball - DEATH OF KIM-JONG FAT YOU ARE NOT REAL KOREA!!!

Neighbours

Divisions

Cities(Orase)

Romania-icon Romaniaball has many cities but the most famous are

  • Bucarest-icon Bucharestball - My great capital and the 6th largest city in EU-icon EUball. Many nightclubs, malls and an awesome therme. Like all cities he has a dangerous neighborhood called Ferentari (from FER). Many protests recently. He is nicknamed "Little Paris". Good friend with Sofiaball and Belgradeball. Rival of Budapestball. The legend says he was named after a shepherd called Bucur, in love with a young lady called Dâmboviţa (That's the name of the main river that crosses the city).
  • Cluj-icon Cluj Napocaball - Capital of Transylvaniaball and my 2nd largest city. He has beautiful sights and keeps the most of the interwar era buildings intact. Home of UNTOLD music festival.
  • Timish-icon Timișoaraball - My Pragueball and 3rd largest city. Home of the 1989's Revolution and most liberal city in Romania. Soon European Capital of Culture in 2021. Home of Cris-Tim saucisse and good friend with Novi Sadball.
  • Iashi-icon Iașiball - Capital of Moldovaball (not Beserrabia) and my 4th largest city. Very cultural and nice. Home of the Palace of Culture. Good friend with Chișinăuball. Was my capital in 1916-1918 when Bucarest-icon Bucharestball was occupied by Central Powers.
  • Constantsa-icon Constanțaball - My 5th largest city and the only large city with sea access. Makes money from tourism and overseas transportation. Some kebabs, Greeks and Russians live here, but they live in peace. Good friend with Istanbulball, Varnaball and Thessalonikiball.
  • Sibiu-icon Sibiuball - European Capital of Culture in 2007. Many historic buildings. Also the first prototype of space rockets (somewhere around 1500-1600). Home of Scandia Sibiu, the best pateu in Romania.
  • Brashov-icon Brașovball - The city between the mountains. Many ski resorts nearby and the Biggest Catholic Church in Eastern Europe. Also look for the Brasov sign on the mountain, just like in Hollywood, near Bran Castle.
  • Dâmbovitsa-icon Târgovișteball - Old capital before Bucarest-icon Bucharestball became capital in 1862. Where Vlad the Impaler ruled and Ceausescu was killed.

Regions

  • Muntenia-icon Munteniaball - Wears sunglasses, drives BMW, thinks of himself the center of the world.
  • Oltenia-icon Olteniaball - Is dangerous and has swords, a mini-Serbiaball.
  • Dobruja-icon Dobrujaball - Makes fun of everyone else because she has sea access.
  • Transylvania-icon Transylvaniaball - Is very patient and has a lot of mountains don't go alone with him at night. Legend says he also took part in the 1859 union but being so paitent only made it in 1918.
  • Moldavia-icon Moldovaball - Has a lot of churches and is a drunkard.
  • Crishana-icon Crișanaball - Modest and nice.
  • Banat-icon Banatball - Fancies himself the best regionball.
  • Maramuresh-icon Maramureșball - Has a happy colorful graveyard, with blue and yellow and poetry, some find it creepy.
  • Bukovina-icon Bukovinaball - half of it because Soviet-icon Sovietball! NEVER FORGET FÂNTÂNA ALBĂ MASACRE!!!
  • Bessarabia-icon Bessarabiaball - IS ROMANIAN AND WILL BE ROMANIAN CLAY AGAIN!!!

Counties

Family (Familie)