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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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I'm going to try to clarify this stuff from the beginning, since I see a lot of inaccuracies/ misinformation in the previous answers (sorry guys!). So, today's Moldova is just the eastern half (roughly) of what was once the Principality of Moldova (1346 - 1859). The western part of the former Principality of Moldova is now the Moldova (Moldavia in English) ...


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No. They were not part of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation did not exist at the time, it has only existed since 1991. Between 1905-1917, Ukraine and Moldova were part of the Russian Empire, with the exception of what now is western Ukraine, which belonged to Austro-Hungarian empire at the time. After 1917, the situation becomes more ...


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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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