History UsefulNotes / Romania

24th Nov '16 10:01:48 PM Bat178
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It's had quite a troubled past, with large chunks of its history being about [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption resisting encroaching foreign powers for as long as possible before the inevitable failure]], even larger chunks about the struggle to carve a place for itself while surrounded by larger countries like Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, all slathered in heavy doses of being the ButtMonkey of Central Europe and occasional moments of YankTheDogsChain. The modern country formed through the union of its two constitutent states, Moldova (Moldavia) and Wallachia, in 1859.

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It's had quite a troubled past, with large chunks of its history being about [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption resisting encroaching foreign powers for as long as possible before the inevitable failure]], even larger chunks about the struggle to carve a place for itself while surrounded by larger countries like Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, all slathered in heavy doses of being the ButtMonkey of Central Eastern Europe and occasional moments of YankTheDogsChain. The modern country formed through the union of its two constitutent states, Moldova (Moldavia) and Wallachia, in 1859.
17th Nov '16 12:29:45 AM PaulA
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* Eugène Ionesco (Eugen Ionescu) - playwright, TropeMaker of the [[{{Absurdism}} Theatre of the Absurd]] alongside Creator/SamuelBeckett back in TheFifties.

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* Eugène Ionesco Creator/EugeneIonesco (Eugen Ionescu) - playwright, TropeMaker of the [[{{Absurdism}} Theatre of the Absurd]] alongside Creator/SamuelBeckett back in TheFifties.
11th Nov '16 5:54:57 PM OnoderaTearer
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Romania ('''Romanian:''' ''România''), a member of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion, is a country of 20 million people and one of the only two Latin countries that are Orthodox Christian, the other one being its close relative Moldova.

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Romania ('''Romanian:''' ''România''), a member of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion, is a country of 20 million people and one of the only two Latin countries that are Orthodox Christian, the other one being its close relative Moldova.
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* Eugène Ionesco (Eugen Ionescu) - playwright, TropeMaker of the [[{{Absurdism}} Theatre of the Absurd]] alongside Samuel Beckett back in TheFifties.

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* Eugène Ionesco (Eugen Ionescu) - playwright, TropeMaker of the [[{{Absurdism}} Theatre of the Absurd]] alongside Samuel Beckett Creator/SamuelBeckett back in TheFifties.



* Elie Wiesel (part Hungarian) - famous Holocaust survivor.
* 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/MarvelCinematicUniverse Captain America movie trilogy]].
* Stefan Odobleja - Romanian scientist, and the father of Cybernetics. Invented the concept of Cybernatics applied even in the present;

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* Elie Wiesel (part Hungarian) - famous Holocaust [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] survivor.
* Creator/SebastianStan: Creator/SebastianStan - Actor, famous for roles his role as [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky/The Winter Soldier]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, as well as ''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/MarvelCinematicUniverse Captain America movie trilogy]].
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* Stefan Odobleja - Romanian scientist, and the father of Cybernetics. Invented the concept of Cybernatics applied even in the present;present.



* Ion Mihai Pacepa; the highest-ranking [[DefectorFromCommieLand Eastern Bloc defector]] . Once a Lieutenant-General in the [[SecretPolice Securitate]] , the Romanian secret police , he defected by walking in the American Embassy in Bonn, West Germany, where he was on a mission. He has since wrote several books about the inner workings of [[CommieLand Eastern Bloc]] secret polices.

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* Ion Mihai Pacepa; Pacepa - the highest-ranking [[DefectorFromCommieLand Eastern Bloc defector]] .defector]]. Once a Lieutenant-General in the [[SecretPolice Securitate]] , the Romanian secret police , he defected by walking in the American Embassy in Bonn, West Germany, where he was on a mission. He has since wrote several books about the inner workings of [[CommieLand Eastern Bloc]] secret polices.



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

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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 ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' will have to wait a while longer until all the kinks are fixed.
* The Cheeky Girls -- - we're sorry.



* The band O-Zone, famous for "Dragostea din Tei" - better known as the "Numa Numa song" are commonly thought to be Romanian. They're actually Moldovan. But then again, plenty of Moldovans would call themselves Romanians. [[PleaseSelectNewCityName It's complicated]].

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* The band O-Zone, famous for "Dragostea din Tei" - better known as the "Numa Numa song" - are commonly thought to be Romanian. They're actually Moldovan. But then again, plenty of Moldovans would call themselves Romanians. [[PleaseSelectNewCityName It's complicated]].
21st Oct '16 3:53:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Romania has many long-standing problems, one of them being [[OrphanageOfFear nasty orphanages]]. This had to do with Ceaușescu wanting to boost the Romanian population by all means, even if this involved many mothers not being able to care for so many unwanted kids, abandoning them instead, so they ended up in... right. And we haven't even gone into the chaotic post-dictatorship situation, the Mineriad, the inefficient education system, the painful transition to capitalism, the income inequality and poverty problems, the severe corruption and plain [[TheyJustDidntCare incompetent governments]]...

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Romania has many long-standing problems, one of them being [[OrphanageOfFear nasty orphanages]]. This had to do with Ceaușescu wanting to boost the Romanian population by all means, even if this involved many mothers not being able to care for so many unwanted kids, abandoning them instead, so they ended up in... right. And we haven't even gone into the chaotic post-dictatorship situation, the Mineriad, the inefficient education system, the painful transition to capitalism, the income inequality and poverty problems, the severe corruption and plain [[TheyJustDidntCare incompetent governments]]...
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** Well, there is a Catholic Church down here, but they barely add up to 4.7% of the population. They probably [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't care]] enough to do the research and are just lucky that by coincidence, there's a Catholic minority in Romania.

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** Well, there is a Catholic Church down here, but they barely add up to 4.7% of the population. They probably [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't care]] care enough to do the research and are just lucky that by coincidence, there's a Catholic minority in Romania.
3rd Oct '16 2:42:12 PM dArhengel
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**Another example is Prince Constantin Cantacuzino, steaming from a family which gave several rulers of Wallachia and Moldavia during the 17-18th Centuries, which can trace it's roots to Byzantine Royalty and has branches among Russian and Swedish nobility, who was Romanians leading fighter ace in World War II with 69 victories.
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!
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