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So Romania was absolutely critical to stopping a massive Ottoman Campaign that attempted to split Europe into a Northern and Southern half (Vlad the Impaler.) This invasion was a crushing blow by Islamists to deal with the Christian West once and for all and opened up all sorts of crazy ideas coming from the Russians in particular. Having taken Crimea under ...


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The reason appears to be that Modova "traveled" with an adjacent region called Bessarabia. Romania and Moldova were under "common" rule for several hundred years, but only under the Ottoman Empire. There was a lot of "back-and-forth" in the 19th century between Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and the locals. In 1859, when Romania (basically Wallachia) obtained ...


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tl;dr Moldavia fragmented along with the Habsburg empire and in the context of conflict between the Russian and Turkish Empires. Ultimately the Treaty of Paris codified the two countries. After a personal union, diplomatic pressure forced the establishment of two separate countries. Detail . . . [The Paris Convention] failed to note whether the two ...



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