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Moldova, officially the '''Republic of Moldova''' ('''Romanian:''' ''Republica Moldova''), is a Eastern European country sandwiched in between Romania and Ukraine, suffering from a pretty bad identity crisis and being officially named the poorest country in Europe... yeah, suffice to say, the Republic of Moldova has it a bit rough.

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Moldova, officially the '''Republic of Moldova''' ('''Romanian:''' ''Republica Moldova''), is a Eastern European country sandwiched in between Romania and Ukraine, suffering Ukraine. It suffers from a pretty bad identity crisis and being officially is named the poorest second-poorest country in Europe...Europe (only Ukraine is worse off)... yeah, suffice to say, the Republic of Moldova has it a bit rough.



** President of Parliament: vacant

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** President of Parliament: vacantIgor Grosu


** Prime Minister: Aureliu Ciocoi (acting)

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** Prime Minister: Aureliu Ciocoi (acting)Natalia Gavrilița


** President of Parliament: vacant

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** President of Parliament: vacantvacant
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[[AC:Miscellaneous]]
* '''Capital and largest city:''' Chișinău
* '''Population:''' 2,640,438 (excludes Transnistria)
* '''Area:''' 29,683-33,846 km² (11,461-13,068 sq mi) (135th)
* '''Currency''': Moldovan leu (L) (MDL)
* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' MD


->The blue, yellow and red reflects Moldova's past cultural ties with UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}. At the center is the national coat-of-arms, showing an eagle holding a cross on its beak and an olive branch and a scepter on its claws; the shield borrows elements from that of Moldavia -- the head of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs aurochs]] (an extinct species of cattle that once roamed the land), an eight-pointed star, a five-petaled rose, and a crescent moon -- while using the Moldovan colors.

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->The blue, yellow and red reflects Moldova's past cultural ties with UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}. At the center is the national coat-of-arms, showing an eagle holding a cross on its beak and an olive branch and a scepter on its claws; the shield borrows elements from that of Moldavia -- the head of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs aurochs]] (an extinct species of cattle that once roamed the land), an eight-pointed star, a five-petaled rose, and a crescent moon -- while using the Moldovan colors.coat-of-arms.



->The coat of arms was adopted in 13 July 1990, it depicted an eagle with a cross with its beak and a olive branch vert and a scepter with its arms. In the centre is a shield based on the emblem of Moldavia.

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->The coat of arms was adopted in 13 July 1990, it depicted an eagle with holding a cross with on its beak and a an olive branch vert and a scepter with on its arms. In claws; the centre is a shield based on borrows elements from that of Moldavia -- the emblem head of Moldavia.an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs aurochs]] (an extinct species of cattle that once roamed the land), an eight-pointed star, a five-petaled rose, and a crescent moon -- while using the Moldovan colors.



* Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

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* Unitary parliamentary constitutional secular republic



** President of Parliament: Zinaida Greceanîi

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** President of Parliament: Zinaida Greceanîivacant


This war, combined with popular apathy, caution on behalf of the authorities and Romania's own political problems killed off the possibility of union between Moldova and Romania. Moldova began distancing itself from Romania starting in 1994, changing its national anthem from the Romanian one to another one, adopting a new flag (the Romanian flag with the Moldavian coat of arms) and the national language was changed back to "Moldovan". In response, the Romanian Chamber of Deputies adopted a declaration that basically bitched them out for chickening out on union and said that ThisIsUnforgivable. And then everybody forgot about it. Now, the unionist movement still exists, it's stronger in Romania compared to Moldova, but most people on either side don't care very much about it. It doesn't help that a 2008 poll showed 61% of Moldovans rejecting union with Romania. Actually, it's probably for the best that union never happened - Moldova's the poorest country in Europe (despite its steady annual growth in the 2000s) and got ''really'' screwed by the transition to capitalism, so if a union would've taken place it would've been like what happened to Germany, except with both countries having practically Third World economies.

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This war, combined with popular apathy, caution on behalf of the authorities and Romania's own political problems killed off the possibility of union between Moldova and Romania. Moldova began distancing itself from Romania starting in 1994, changing its national anthem from the Romanian one to another one, adopting a new flag (the Romanian flag with the Moldavian coat of arms) and the national language was changed back to "Moldovan". In response, the Romanian Chamber of Deputies adopted a declaration that basically bitched them out for chickening out on union and said that ThisIsUnforgivable. And then everybody forgot about it. Now, the unionist movement still exists, it's stronger in Romania compared to Moldova, but most people on either side don't care very much about it. It doesn't help that a 2008 poll showed 61% of Moldovans rejecting union with Romania. Actually, it's probably for the best that union never happened - Moldova's the second poorest country in Europe (despite its steady annual growth in the 2000s) and got ''really'' screwed by the transition to capitalism, so if a union would've taken place it would've been like what happened to Germany, except with both countries having practically Third World economies.


Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova ('''Romanian:''' ''Republica Moldova''), is a Eastern European country sandwiched in between Romania and Ukraine, suffering from a pretty bad identity crisis and being officially named the poorest country in Europe... yeah, suffice to say, the Republic of Moldova has it a bit rough.

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Moldova, officially the Republic '''Republic of Moldova Moldova''' ('''Romanian:''' ''Republica Moldova''), is a Eastern European country sandwiched in between Romania and Ukraine, suffering from a pretty bad identity crisis and being officially named the poorest country in Europe... yeah, suffice to say, the Republic of Moldova has it a bit rough.



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[[AC:Coat of arms of Moldova]]
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->The coat of arms was adopted in 13 July 1990, it depicted an eagle with a cross with its beak and a olive branch vert and a scepter with its arms. In the centre is a shield based on the emblem of Moldavia.
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[[AC:The Moldovan national anthem]]

->Limba noastră-i o comoară
->În adîncuri înfundată
->Un șirag de piatră rară
->Pe moșie revărsată.

->Limba noastră-i foc ce arde
->Într-un neam, ce fără veste
->S-a trezit din somn de moarte
->Ca viteazul din poveste.

->Limba noastră-i frunză verde,
->Zbuciumul din codrii veșnici,
->Nistrul lin, ce-n valuri pierde
->Ai luceferilor sfeșnici.

->Limba noastră-i limbă sfântă,
->Limba vechilor cazanii,
->Care o plâng și care o cântă
->Pe la vatra lor țăranii.

->Răsări-va o comoară
->În adâncuri înfundată,
->Un șirag de piatră rară
->Pe moșie revărsată.

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->Our language is a treasure
->That surges from deep shadows of the past,
->A necklace of rare gems
->That scattered all over the domain.

->Our language is a burning flame
->Amidst a people that without warning
->Awoke from the sleep of death
->Like the brave hero of the tales.

->Our language is the greenest leaf
->Of the everlasting codris,
->Gentle river Dniester's ripples
->Hiding starlight bright and shining.

->Our language is more than holy,
->Words of homilies of old
->Wept and sung perpetually
->In the homesteads of our folks.

->A treasure will spring up swiftly
->From deep shadows of the past,
->A necklace of rare gems
->That scattered all over the domain.
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** President: Igor Dodon
** Prime Minister: Ion Chicu

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** President: Igor Dodon
Maia Sandu
** Prime Minister: Ion ChicuAureliu Ciocoi (acting)


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[[AC:Government]]
* Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
** President: Igor Dodon
** Prime Minister: Ion Chicu
** President of Parliament: Zinaida Greceanîi


Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova ('''Romania:''' ''Republica Moldova''), is a Eastern European country sandwiched in between Romania and Ukraine, suffering from a pretty bad identity crisis and being officially named the poorest country in Europe... yeah, suffice to say, the Republic of Moldova has it a bit rough.

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Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova ('''Romania:''' ('''Romanian:''' ''Republica Moldova''), is a Eastern European country sandwiched in between Romania and Ukraine, suffering from a pretty bad identity crisis and being officially named the poorest country in Europe... yeah, suffice to say, the Republic of Moldova has it a bit rough.


The atmosphere after the collapse of the USSR was filled with some optimism that the newly-proclaimed Republic of Moldova (well, it should more accurately be Bessarabia, but whatever) would reunite with Romania and finally rebuild the old Greater Romania. This scared the inhabitants of the region beyond the Dniester River, UsefulNotes/{{Transnistria}}, who were majority Russians and Ukrainians and were terrified of such a union. They themselves declared independence and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Transnistria a war started in 1992]] [[note]]Here, Transnistria was backed by Ukraine and Russia, while Moldova was supported by Romania, predictably enough[[/note]], which ended in a stalemate and Transnistria's ''de facto'' but unrecognised independence.

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The atmosphere after the collapse of the USSR was filled with some optimism that the newly-proclaimed Republic of Moldova (well, it should more accurately be Bessarabia, but whatever) would reunite with Romania and finally rebuild the old Greater Romania. This scared the inhabitants of the region beyond the Dniester River, UsefulNotes/{{Transnistria}}, who were majority Russians and Ukrainians and were terrified of such a union. They themselves declared independence and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Transnistria org/wiki/Transnistria_War a war started was fought, mostly in 1992]] [[note]]Here, Transnistria was backed by Ukraine and Russia, while Moldova was supported by Romania, predictably enough[[/note]], which ended in a stalemate and Transnistria's ''de facto'' but unrecognised independence.


The atmosphere after the collapse of the USSR was filled with some optimism that the newly-proclaimed Republic of Moldova (well, it should more accurately be Bessarabia, but whatever) would reunite with Romania and finally rebuild the old Greater Romania. This scared the inhabitants of the region beyond the Dniester River, UsefulNotes/Transnistria, who were majority Russians and Ukrainians and were terrified of such a union. They themselves declared independence and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Transnistria a war started in 1992]] [[note]]Here, Transnistria was backed by Ukraine and Russia, while Moldova was supported by Romania, predictably enough[[/note]], which ended in a stalemate and Transnistria's ''de facto'' but unrecognised independence.

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The atmosphere after the collapse of the USSR was filled with some optimism that the newly-proclaimed Republic of Moldova (well, it should more accurately be Bessarabia, but whatever) would reunite with Romania and finally rebuild the old Greater Romania. This scared the inhabitants of the region beyond the Dniester River, UsefulNotes/Transnistria, UsefulNotes/{{Transnistria}}, who were majority Russians and Ukrainians and were terrified of such a union. They themselves declared independence and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Transnistria a war started in 1992]] [[note]]Here, Transnistria was backed by Ukraine and Russia, while Moldova was supported by Romania, predictably enough[[/note]], which ended in a stalemate and Transnistria's ''de facto'' but unrecognised independence.


The atmosphere after the collapse of the USSR was filled with some optimism that the newly-proclaimed Republic of Moldova (well, it should more accurately be Bessarabia, but whatever) would reunite with Romania and finally rebuild the old Greater Romania. This scared the inhabitants of the region beyond the Dniester River, Transnistria, who were majority Russians and Ukrainians and were terrified of such a union. They themselves declared independence and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Transnistria a war started in 1992]] [[note]]Here, Transnistria was backed by Ukraine and Russia, while Moldova was supported by Romania, predictably enough[[/note]], which ended in a stalemate and Transnistria's ''de facto'' but unrecognised independence.

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The atmosphere after the collapse of the USSR was filled with some optimism that the newly-proclaimed Republic of Moldova (well, it should more accurately be Bessarabia, but whatever) would reunite with Romania and finally rebuild the old Greater Romania. This scared the inhabitants of the region beyond the Dniester River, Transnistria, UsefulNotes/Transnistria, who were majority Russians and Ukrainians and were terrified of such a union. They themselves declared independence and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Transnistria a war started in 1992]] [[note]]Here, Transnistria was backed by Ukraine and Russia, while Moldova was supported by Romania, predictably enough[[/note]], which ended in a stalemate and Transnistria's ''de facto'' but unrecognised independence.



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* The second-to-last mission of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2019'' takes place in the small hamlet of Baurci, Moldova.


Still here so far? Good, because it gets a bit trickier now. In 1812, the Treaty of Bucharest was signed, which split the Principality in two: the part west of the Prut River remained independent and later united with Wallachia to form Romania, while the eastern bit between the Prut and Dniester rivers known as "Bessarabia" ("Basarabia" if you're Romanian) got taken over by Russia. The Russians settled various minorities like Ukrainians, Lipovans, Cossacks, Bulgarians,] Germans and Gagauzes in the southern sparsely inhabited parts of Bessarabia.

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Still here so far? Good, because it gets a bit trickier now. In 1812, the Treaty of Bucharest was signed, which split the Principality in two: the part west of the Prut River remained independent and later united with Wallachia to form Romania, while the eastern bit between the Prut and Dniester rivers known as "Bessarabia" ("Basarabia" if you're Romanian) got taken over by Russia. The Russians settled various minorities like Ukrainians, Lipovans, Cossacks, Bulgarians,] Bulgarians, Germans and Gagauzes in the southern sparsely inhabited parts of Bessarabia.

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