History UsefulNotes / TheBiteOfDracula

28th Aug '16 3:38:38 AM Morgenthaler
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When the Soviets took over the country and turned Romania into a communist state, the army was reorganized into a WarsawPact style army. However, Nicolae Ceaucescu was wary of Soviet domination and tried to distance his country from the Soviet Union without leaving the WarsawPact, in a matter comparable to France and NATO; France remained part of NATO even if [[GaulsWithGrenades its military]] was now under full French command. At one point, Romania had a thriving arms industry, and even built ground attack planes in collaboration with Yugoslavia, jet trainers on it's own, tanks, APCs, IFVs, naval vessels and the Romanian versions of the ubiquitous AK-47 and RPG.

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When the Soviets took over the country and turned Romania into a communist state, the army was reorganized into a WarsawPact style army. However, Nicolae Ceaucescu was wary of Soviet domination and tried to distance his country from the Soviet Union without leaving the WarsawPact, in a matter comparable to France and NATO; France remained part of NATO even if [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades its military]] was now under full French command. At one point, Romania had a thriving arms industry, and even built ground attack planes in collaboration with Yugoslavia, jet trainers on it's own, tanks, APCs, IFVs, naval vessels and the Romanian versions of the ubiquitous AK-47 and RPG.
27th Jun '16 5:24:56 PM Preussak
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The IAR 80, the Romanian fighter plane that served in WWII, was at the time the fastest fighter plane in history. It was beaten (much) later by the Messerschmitt 109. It was comparable to the Hawker Hurricane and the Messerschmitt 109. The CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the designesrs was that, unlike most planes of the time, which had the guns on the wings, the IAR 80 had it behind its propeller, a piece of mostly discarded WorldWarI technology.

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The IAR 80, the Romanian fighter plane that served in WWII, was at the time the fastest fighter plane in history. It was beaten (much) later by the Messerschmitt 109. It was comparable to the Hawker Hurricane and the Messerschmitt 109. The CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the designesrs designers was that, unlike most planes of the time, which had the guns on the wings, the IAR 80 had it behind its propeller, a piece of mostly discarded WorldWarI technology.
28th Aug '15 10:50:14 AM Nautilus1
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[[TheCoconutEffect A common misconception]] regarding the hardships of the Romanian troops on the Eastern Front is to lay the blame on poor equipment, to the exaggerated effect of portraying them as an army in rags. In practice, the efforts of the military government during 1940-1941 assured a satisfactory quantity of modern small arms and equipment, if the numbers or artillery and light tanks were still deficient. The real culprit was the logistical chain, hampered by poor rail transport, too few motor vehicles and much reliance on horse power for traction, [[ObstructiveBureaucrat and bureaucratic idiocy to boot]].
31st Jul '15 2:23:03 PM phoenix
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During the first phase of WorldWarII, the Romanian armed forces achieved good results despite many hardships. The country's economy was never on a full war footing, not even comparable to [[NaziGermany Germany]]'s (due to the loss of contact with traditional trade partners, it relied mostly on deliveries of oil and raw materials to Germany, in exchange for military technology and industrial machinery).

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During the first phase of WorldWarII, the Romanian armed forces achieved good results despite many hardships. The country's economy was never on a full war footing, not even comparable to [[NaziGermany [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Germany]]'s (due to the loss of contact with traditional trade partners, it relied mostly on deliveries of oil and raw materials to Germany, in exchange for military technology and industrial machinery).
22nd Jun '15 11:19:51 AM Gregzilla
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This trope does not describe [[KissOfTheVampire the actual]] [[VampireBitesSuck bite]]. This is an article about the Romanian armed forces.

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This trope [[IThoughtItMeant does not describe describe]] [[KissOfTheVampire the actual]] [[VampireBitesSuck bite]]. This is an article about the Romanian armed forces.
22nd Jun '15 11:17:24 AM Gregzilla
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This trope does not describe the actual bite. This is an article about the Romanian armed forces.

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This trope does not describe [[KissOfTheVampire the actual bite.actual]] [[VampireBitesSuck bite]]. This is an article about the Romanian armed forces.
22nd Jun '15 11:16:50 AM Gregzilla
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[[caption-width:800:The 30th Honor Guard Regiment]]

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9th Oct '14 10:16:29 AM Kitch
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An interesting case is the one of "The Night Attack" of Targoviste. Vlad III the Impaler refused to pay the tax on non-Muslims imposed by Mehmed II and invaded Bulgaria and impaled 23.000 Turks.The Sultan was enraged and invaded Wallachia.Vlad refused to engage them in direct combat, instead applying the "scorched earth" tactic. On the 17th of June, 1462, he stopped with an army aprox. 90.000 strong overnight on the road to Targoviste, the then-capital of Wallachia.But Vlad attacked the Turkish camp with aprox. 30.000 men, in order to kill the Sultan. They got 3.000 losses, but killed thrice the amount. Vlad himself went to the Sultan's tent, but went to the Grand Vizier's instead, however he came very close to slaying the Sultan.

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An interesting case is the one of "The Night Attack" of Targoviste. Vlad III the Impaler (yes, ''THE'' Vlad Dracula) refused to pay the tax on non-Muslims imposed by Mehmed II and invaded Bulgaria and impaled 23.000 Turks.The Sultan was enraged and invaded Wallachia.Vlad refused to engage them in direct combat, instead applying the "scorched earth" tactic. On the 17th of June, 1462, he stopped with an army aprox. 90.000 strong overnight on the road to Targoviste, the then-capital of Wallachia.But Vlad attacked the Turkish camp with aprox. 30.000 men, in order to kill the Sultan. They got 3.000 losses, but killed thrice the amount. Vlad himself went to the Sultan's tent, but went to the Grand Vizier's instead, however he came very close to slaying the Sultan.
20th Aug '14 3:08:53 PM tudorhaprian
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!!Units deserving a mention:

-The 30th Guard Regiment:

The Romanian [[EliteArmy Elite Army]] and one of their most prestigious units. Usually are seen in the 1 December Military Parade in Bucharest. Wear a blue uniform, with gold [highlights?]

-The 1st Special Operations Battalion (the Eagles)

Another prestigious unit. Specializing in, well, special operations. Saw blood in Afghanistan.

-The Mountain Hunters

Oldest unit on this list. Saw blood in the World Wars and fought very well, in WWII defending Crimea agaisnt the Soviet tide and holding out for a time. Roughly equivalent to the French Chasseurs alpins and the Italian Alpini.
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8th Aug '14 10:52:27 PM SSJMagus
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The IAR 80, the Romanian fighter plane that served in WWII, was at the time the fastest fighter plane in history. It was beaten (much) later by the Messerschmitt 109. It was comparable to the Hawker Hurricane and the Messerschmitt 109. The CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the designesrs was that, unlike most planes of the time, which had the gatling guns on the wings,the IAR 80 had it behind its propeller, a piece of mostly discarded WorldWarI technology.

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The IAR 80, the Romanian fighter plane that served in WWII, was at the time the fastest fighter plane in history. It was beaten (much) later by the Messerschmitt 109. It was comparable to the Hawker Hurricane and the Messerschmitt 109. The CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the designesrs was that, unlike most planes of the time, which had the gatling guns on the wings,the wings, the IAR 80 had it behind its propeller, a piece of mostly discarded WorldWarI technology.
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