History UsefulNotes / Romania

9th Aug '16 1:47:07 PM Morgenthaler
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All this ended after he came back from a tour of NorthKorea and {{China}} in 1971 and published the "July theses". From then on, he managed to be ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' than Dej, and is routinely credited for destroying the country thanks to his subsequent policies. In detail: He started a personality cult that was {{egregious}} even by Warsaw Pact standards. He presided over a policy of enforcing population growth (as in, five children per mother, abortion and contraception completely banned) that produced many unwanted children, who ended up in {{orphanage|OfFear}}s often described as "gulags for children". He destroyed a whole lot of old buildings in Bucharest (already battered by the 1977 earthquake) and other cities as part of a "systematization" policy which saw them replaced with depressing, Stalinist eyesore apartment blocks. And having already showed his complete incompetence at economic matters, ''then'' he decided to export ''everything'' to pay off Romania's foreign debts, leading to rationing, shortages, and starvation for the rest of the population. Unsurprisingly, even with the heavy-handed dictatorship and secret police, the terrible conditions caused revolts, in 1977 in the Jiu Valley and 1987 in Brașov.

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All this ended after he came back from a tour of NorthKorea UsefulNotes/NorthKorea and {{China}} UsefulNotes/{{China}} in 1971 and published the "July theses". From then on, he managed to be ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' than Dej, and is routinely credited for destroying the country thanks to his subsequent policies. In detail: He started a personality cult that was {{egregious}} even by Warsaw Pact standards. He presided over a policy of enforcing population growth (as in, five children per mother, abortion and contraception completely banned) that produced many unwanted children, who ended up in {{orphanage|OfFear}}s often described as "gulags for children". He destroyed a whole lot of old buildings in Bucharest (already battered by the 1977 earthquake) and other cities as part of a "systematization" policy which saw them replaced with depressing, Stalinist eyesore apartment blocks. And having already showed his complete incompetence at economic matters, ''then'' he decided to export ''everything'' to pay off Romania's foreign debts, leading to rationing, shortages, and starvation for the rest of the population. Unsurprisingly, even with the heavy-handed dictatorship and secret police, the terrible conditions caused revolts, in 1977 in the Jiu Valley and 1987 in Brașov.
28th Feb '16 1:08:57 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]''. Another MoeAnthropomorphism of [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28100000/Romania-official-character-hetalia-28116403-1197-1217.jpg Romania]] is mentioned in Hungary's bio and relationship chart, and apparently doesn't get along with her. By now, he had appeared in Volume 4 and wears a NiceHat. He may be a homage or reference to Dracula because of his [[{{RedEyesTakeWarning}} red eyes]] and [[{{CuteLittleFangs}} cute little fang]].

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* ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]''. Another MoeAnthropomorphism of [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28100000/Romania-official-character-hetalia-28116403-1197-1217.jpg Romania]] is mentioned in Hungary's bio and relationship chart, and apparently doesn't get along with her. By now, he had appeared in Volume 4 and wears a NiceHat. He may be a homage or reference to Dracula because of his [[{{RedEyesTakeWarning}} red eyes]] and [[{{CuteLittleFangs}} cute little fang]]. Personality-wise he's a cheerful NightmareFetishist, a good friend of Bulgaria, Moldova's big brother, and the SitcomArchnemesis of Hungary.
9th Feb '16 3:50:16 PM jamespolk
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* Creator/EdwardGRobinson - became a very famous actor in America after his family emigrated when he was 10



* Simona Halep - Tennisball player, one of the most talented athlete in Romania. She currently holds the title of Number 2 worldwide, under Number 1 Serena Williams. Although her title is difficult to maintain, she has constantly kept her position in the top 5 female players in the world. She hopes to become number 1 and has time to improve her game since she is in her early 20's. Interestingly, her game saw a dramatic improvement when she decided to reduce her chest size, I guess big breasts doesn't get you Everything in the world.

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* Simona Halep - Tennisball Tennis player, one of the most talented athlete in Romania. She currently holds the title of Number 2 worldwide, under Number 1 Serena Williams. Although her title is difficult to maintain, she has constantly kept her position in the top 5 female players in the world. She hopes to become number 1 and has time to improve her game since she is in her early 20's. Interestingly, her game saw a dramatic improvement when she decided to [[DCupDistress reduce her chest size, I guess big breasts doesn't get you Everything in the world.size]].
1st Feb '16 10:58:14 AM AsForMyHandle
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* Creator/SebastianStan: Actor, famous for roles in ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''{{Series/Kings}}''. Born in Constanța, moved to Vienna after the Romanian Revolution, and then to the United States. One of his most famous roles is playing [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky/The Winter Soldier]] in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUnivserse Captain America movie trilogy]].

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* Creator/SebastianStan: Actor, famous for roles in ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''{{Series/Kings}}''. Born in Constanța, moved to Vienna after the Romanian Revolution, and then to the United States. One of his most famous roles is playing [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky/The Winter Soldier]] in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUnivserse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Captain America movie trilogy]].



* GeekPhysiques: Maybe the funniest aversion on the planet - people [[HeroicBuild whose appearances are too chiseled]] [[TheSpartanWay indicating long and tortuous months or years of exercise]] are the nerds, geeks, bully magnets and [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]].

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* GeekPhysiques: Maybe the funniest aversion on the planet - people [[HeroicBuild whose appearances are too chiseled]] [[TheSpartanWay indicating long and tortuous months or years of exercise]] are the nerds, geeks, bully magnets and [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]].{{Butt Monkey}}s.



* InVinoVeritas: Romania has had a looong winemaking tradition. Currently, it is the world's 11th exporter. Its most well known vineyards are Jidvei, Murfatlar and Cotnari.

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* InVinoVeritas: Romania has had a looong long winemaking tradition. Currently, it is the world's 11th exporter. Its most well known vineyards are Jidvei, Murfatlar and Cotnari.
1st Feb '16 10:56:53 AM AsForMyHandle
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* Sebastian Stan: Actor, famous for roles in ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''{{Series/Kings}}''. Born in Constanța, moved to Vienna after the Romanian Revolution, and then to the United States. One of his most famous roles is playing Bucky/The Winter Soldier in Captain America movie trilogy.

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* Sebastian Stan: Creator/SebastianStan: Actor, famous for roles in ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''{{Series/Kings}}''. Born in Constanța, moved to Vienna after the Romanian Revolution, and then to the United States. One of his most famous roles is playing [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky/The Winter Soldier Soldier]] in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUnivserse Captain America movie trilogy.trilogy]].



* The Cheeky Girls - we're sorry.

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* The Cheeky Girls - -- we're sorry.



* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s ''BreakingDawn'', some of the most ancient vampires come actually from Romania, angry at the Volturi clan for destroying their castle and the other Romanian vampires.

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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s ''BreakingDawn'', ''Breaking Dawn'', some of the most ancient vampires come actually from Romania, angry at the Volturi clan for destroying their castle and the other Romanian vampires.



* An ''unintentional'' depiction occurred in an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', where an old woman "gypsy", instead of speaking ''Romany'' (which she was allegedly speaking), was actually speaking, yes... Romanian, which is a ''completely different language''. Methinks that show was even more low-budget than I thought!

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* An ''unintentional'' depiction occurred in an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', where an old woman "gypsy", instead of speaking ''Romany'' (which she was allegedly speaking), was actually speaking, yes... Romanian, which is a ''completely different language''. Methinks that show was even more low-budget than I thought!
23rd Oct '15 1:56:01 PM SilverCrest
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* Alexandru Duru - A young inventor immigrant in Canada created a man-made hoverboard for one user. One person can fly on the invention at the time and the technology seems to be based on drone technology. Although it's in prototype stage it has already won the Guinness World Record in 2015 for the farthest distance achieved on a hoverboard. Fans of the Back to The Future will have to wait a while longer until all the kinks are fixed.
23rd Oct '15 1:24:51 PM SilverCrest
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* Sebastian Stan: Actor, famous for roles in ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''{{Series/Kings}}''. Born in Constanța, moved to Vienna after the Romanian Revolution, and then to the United States.

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* Sebastian Stan: Actor, famous for roles in ''Series/GossipGirl'' and ''{{Series/Kings}}''. Born in Constanța, moved to Vienna after the Romanian Revolution, and then to the United States. One of his most famous roles is playing Bucky/The Winter Soldier in Captain America movie trilogy.
23rd Oct '15 1:14:47 PM SilverCrest
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* Simona Halep - Tennisball player, one of the most talented athlete in Romania. She currently holds the title of Number 2 worldwide, under Number 1 Serena Williams. Although her title is difficult to maintain, she has constantly kept her position in the top 5 female players in the world. She hopes to become number 1 and has time to improve her game since she is in her early 20's. Interestingly, her game saw a dramatic improvement when she decided to reduce her chest size, I guess big breasts doesn't get you Everything in the world.
29th Sep '15 1:55:06 PM MarkLungo
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->''There is an untranslatable Romanian word that expresses with great precision the kind of unbearable longing and nostalgia that grips one's heart when thinking of home. That word is dor. I have felt it many times. Nostalgia for the medieval squares of Sibiu steeped in golden light, longing for the outdoor cafes of Bucharest, drinking new wine, all of us young, intoxicated with poetry and song. I missed the smells of flowering linden trees, the blue reflections of deep mountain snow in the evenings, the old peasant villages that Ceaușescu's insanity almost wiped off the face of the earth. I missed the real fairy tales I was raised on. The story of the waters of life and death, youth without age, the tale of the sheep Miorița that recites the cosmic poetry of the sky, the story of the poplars that grew pears...''

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->''There ->''"There is an untranslatable Romanian word that expresses with great precision the kind of unbearable longing and nostalgia that grips one's heart when thinking of home. That word is dor. I have felt it many times. Nostalgia for the medieval squares of Sibiu steeped in golden light, longing for the outdoor cafes of Bucharest, drinking new wine, all of us young, intoxicated with poetry and song. I missed the smells of flowering linden trees, the blue reflections of deep mountain snow in the evenings, the old peasant villages that Ceaușescu's insanity almost wiped off the face of the earth. I missed the real fairy tales I was raised on. The story of the waters of life and death, youth without age, the tale of the sheep Miorița that recites the cosmic poetry of the sky, the story of the poplars that grew pears...''"''
26th Sep '15 4:15:53 PM nombretomado
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In sports, Romania is well-known for its gymnasts, many of whom were the products of infamously rough training. The most famous is Nadia Comăneci, who won the first perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Montreal OlympicGames, effectively redefining the sport.

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In sports, Romania is well-known for its gymnasts, many of whom were the products of infamously rough training. The most famous is Nadia Comăneci, who won the first perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Montreal OlympicGames, UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, effectively redefining the sport.
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