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Romania has now mostly nationalistic archives from before WWII, and after the commies took over the television and there was only one station - [=TVR1=]. It served as a propaganda tool, as well as [[BreadAndCircuses a form of keeping the masses in line]]. Being closed off from all western television ''and'' radio stations (and "pirate" radio stations would give their own western propaganda, rather than talk about trends, stars, etc of the western side), otherwise respected Romanian actors and singers would "[[FollowTheLeader inspire]] [[LostInImitation greatly]]" from western movies and music (as to where, if someone without a NostalgiaFilter and who knows now western and Romanian "oldies" songs alike, would notice between 50% and 90% have ''the same tune''. Seriously). Original creations include Creator/SergiuNicolaescu's historical movies about Romania in just about every stage of its history (it'd fit with the commie nationalistic propaganda), a comedy series called BD ("The Diverse Brigate"), and others.

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Romania has now mostly nationalistic archives from before WWII, and after the commies took over the television and there was only one station - [=TVR1=]. It served as a propaganda tool, as well as [[BreadAndCircuses a form of keeping the masses in line]]. Being closed off from all western television ''and'' radio stations (and "pirate" radio stations would give their own western propaganda, rather than talk about trends, stars, etc of the western side), otherwise respected Romanian actors and singers would "[[FollowTheLeader inspire]] [[LostInImitation greatly]]" from western movies and music (as to where, if someone without a NostalgiaFilter and who knows now western and Romanian "oldies" songs alike, would notice between 50% and 90% have ''the same tune''. Seriously). Original creations include Creator/SergiuNicolaescu's Sergiu Nicolaescu's historical movies about Romania in just about every stage of its history (it'd fit with the commie nationalistic propaganda), a comedy series called BD ("The Diverse Brigate"), and others.


* Creator/AnaUlaru: Actress and model who played [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch of the West]] in Series/EmeraldCity, although that version had her be [[TheWoobie a more sympathetic character.]]

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* Creator/AnaUlaru: Actress and model who played [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch of the West]] in Series/EmeraldCity, although that version had her be [[TheWoobie a more sympathetic character.]]


Transylvania, setting for ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', is in Romania - now. It also initially belonged to Romania, before it was transferred to Hungary, then Romania claimed it again at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and it has always been an ethnically mixed country (there is a serious unresolved - on an international level - debate going on about that though, regarding who was there first - science has pretty much said it was likely Romanians, not that it matters anyhow): despite some 400 years of efforts from Hungarian, and later Austro-Hungarian authorities, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a good chunk of it has been]] settled down by Romanians at least since the Turkish Wars; despite some 50 years of best efforts from the Commies, the Hungarian "Szeklers" are still there; they currently form an ethnic majority in the counties of Covasna and Harghita (where they form 85% of the population) and are a significant presence in Mureș and other counties, causing some hand-wringing and UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism over minority rights (want to see an InternetBackdraft? Bring up the question of language rights). Traditionally, the south was inhabited by Germans who had come to the Mongol-ravaged land in the Middle Ages, but they mostly packed up and left after the war or were bought the privilege to leave - one of Ceaușescu's brilliant ideas was to sell off Germans and Jews to West Germany and Israel. There is a still a larger-than-average German minority, German in high-schools, and German names on some road signs. Creator/BramStoker's Dracula was a Szekler, but its inspiration, the "real" Dracula, ''was'' Romanian, although, ironically, not a Transylvanian at all: he was from Wallachia, the southern third of the country.

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Transylvania, setting for ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', is in Romania - now. It also initially belonged to Romania, before it was transferred to Hungary, then Romania claimed it again at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and it has always been an ethnically mixed country (there is a serious unresolved - on an international level - debate going on about that though, regarding who was there first - science has pretty much said it was likely Romanians, not that it matters anyhow): despite some 400 years of efforts from Hungarian, and later Austro-Hungarian authorities, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a good chunk of it has been]] settled down by Romanians at least since the Turkish Wars; despite some 50 years of best efforts from the Commies, the Hungarian "Szeklers" are still there; they currently form an ethnic majority in the counties of Covasna and Harghita (where they form 85% of the population) and are a significant presence in Mureș and other counties, causing some hand-wringing and UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism over minority rights (want to see an InternetBackdraft? Bring (you better not bring up [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment the question of language rights).rights]]). Traditionally, the south was inhabited by Germans who had come to the Mongol-ravaged land in the Middle Ages, but they mostly packed up and left after the war or were bought the privilege to leave - one of Ceaușescu's brilliant ideas was to sell off Germans and Jews to West Germany and Israel. There is a still a larger-than-average German minority, German in high-schools, and German names on some road signs. Creator/BramStoker's Dracula was a Szekler, but its inspiration, the "real" Dracula, ''was'' Romanian, although, ironically, not a Transylvanian at all: he was from Wallachia, the southern third of the country.



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* An ''unintentional'' depiction occurred in an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', where an old woman "gypsy", instead of speaking ''Romani'' (which she was allegedly speaking), was actually speaking, yes... Romanian, which is a ''completely different language''.

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* An ''unintentional'' depiction occurred in an episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', where an old woman "gypsy", instead of speaking ''Romani'' (which she was allegedly speaking), was actually speaking, yes... Romanian, which is a ''completely different language''.


Transylvania, setting for "{{Dracula}}", is in Romania - now. It also initially belonged to Romania, before it was transferred to Hungary, then Romania claimed it again at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and it has always been an ethnically mixed country (there is a serious unresolved - on an international level - debate going on about that though, regarding who was there first - science has pretty much said it was likely Romanians, not that it matters anyhow): despite some 400 years of efforts from Hungarian, and later Austro-Hungarian authorities, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a good chunk of it has been]] settled down by Romanians at least since the Turkish Wars; despite some 50 years of best efforts from the Commies, the Hungarian "Szeklers" are still there; they currently form an ethnic majority in the counties of Covasna and Harghita (where they form 85% of the population) and are a significant presence in Mureș and other counties, causing some hand-wringing and UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism over minority rights (want to see an InternetBackdraft? Bring up the question of language rights). Traditionally, the south was inhabited by Germans who had come to the Mongol-ravaged land in the Middle Ages, but they mostly packed up and left after the war or were bought the privilege to leave - one of Ceaușescu's brilliant ideas was to sell off Germans and Jews to West Germany and Israel. There is a still a larger-than-average German minority, German in high-schools, and German names on some road signs. Creator/BramStoker's Dracula was a Szekler, but its inspiration, the "real" Dracula, ''was'' Romanian, although, ironically, not a Transylvanian at all: he was from Wallachia, the southern third of the country.

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Transylvania, setting for "{{Dracula}}", ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', is in Romania - now. It also initially belonged to Romania, before it was transferred to Hungary, then Romania claimed it again at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and it has always been an ethnically mixed country (there is a serious unresolved - on an international level - debate going on about that though, regarding who was there first - science has pretty much said it was likely Romanians, not that it matters anyhow): despite some 400 years of efforts from Hungarian, and later Austro-Hungarian authorities, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a good chunk of it has been]] settled down by Romanians at least since the Turkish Wars; despite some 50 years of best efforts from the Commies, the Hungarian "Szeklers" are still there; they currently form an ethnic majority in the counties of Covasna and Harghita (where they form 85% of the population) and are a significant presence in Mureș and other counties, causing some hand-wringing and UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism over minority rights (want to see an InternetBackdraft? Bring up the question of language rights). Traditionally, the south was inhabited by Germans who had come to the Mongol-ravaged land in the Middle Ages, but they mostly packed up and left after the war or were bought the privilege to leave - one of Ceaușescu's brilliant ideas was to sell off Germans and Jews to West Germany and Israel. There is a still a larger-than-average German minority, German in high-schools, and German names on some road signs. Creator/BramStoker's Dracula was a Szekler, but its inspiration, the "real" Dracula, ''was'' Romanian, although, ironically, not a Transylvanian at all: he was from Wallachia, the southern third of the country.


...[[Series/TopGearUK in the]] ''[[CatchPhrase world]]''.

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...[[Series/TopGearUK [[CatchPhrase in the]] ''[[CatchPhrase world]]''.


The Revolution saw 1,104 deaths, with Ceaușescu and his wife receiving a machine-gunning, on camera, as a Christmas present. It too counts as a MeetTheNewBoss, since in the entire chaos the second rung of the Communist Party ended up in power. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Try to steer clear of this subject]], since there's so many unknowns and suspicious details going around that it's a prime source of UsefulNotes/{{conspiracy theories}} -- where the USA has WhoShotJFK?, Romania has What Really Happened In 1989? and What The Hell Was Up With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineriad The Mineriad]]?.

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The Revolution saw 1,104 deaths, with Ceaușescu and his wife receiving a machine-gunning, on camera, as a Christmas present. It too counts as a MeetTheNewBoss, since in the entire chaos the second rung of the Communist Party ended up in power. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Try to steer clear of this subject]], since there's so many unknowns and suspicious details going around that it's a prime source of UsefulNotes/{{conspiracy theories}} -- where the USA has WhoShotJFK?, WhoShotJFK, Romania has What Really Happened In 1989? and What The Hell Was Up With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineriad The Mineriad]]?.



...[[Creator/JeremyClarkson in the]] ''[[CatchPhrase world]]''.

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...[[Creator/JeremyClarkson [[Series/TopGearUK in the]] ''[[CatchPhrase world]]''.



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* Angela Gheorghiu - an internationally-acclaimed operatic soprano who actually grew up under Ceausescu's Romania, and deeply hates the regime for how it suppressed many artists.


The Revolution saw 1,104 deaths, with Ceaușescu and his wife receiving a machine-gunning, on camera, as a Christmas present. It too counts as a MeetTheNewBoss, since in the entire chaos the second rung of the Communist Party ended up in power. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Try to steer clear of this subject]], since there's so many unknowns and suspicious details going around that it's a prime source of UsefulNotes/{{conspiracy theories}} -- where the USA has WhoShotJFK?, Romania has What Really Happened In 1989? and What The Hell Was Up With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineriad The Mineriad]]?.

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The Revolution saw 1,104 deaths, with Ceaușescu and his wife receiving a machine-gunning, on camera, as a Christmas present. It too counts as a MeetTheNewBoss, since in the entire chaos the second rung of the Communist Party ended up in power. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Try to steer clear of this subject]], since there's so many unknowns and suspicious details going around that it's a prime source of UsefulNotes/{{conspiracy theories}} -- where the USA has WhoShotJFK?, Romania has What Really Happened In 1989? and What The Hell Was Up With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineriad The Mineriad]]?.



Transylvania, setting for "{{Dracula}}", is in Romania - now. It also initially belonged to Romania, before it was transferred to Hungary, then Romania claimed it again at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and it has always been an ethnically mixed country (there is a serious unresolved - on an international level - debate going on about that though, regarding who was there first - science has pretty much said it was likely Romanians, not that it matters anyhow): despite some 400 years of efforts from Hungarian, and later Austro-Hungarian authorities, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement a good chunk of it has been]] settled down by Romanians at least since the Turkish Wars; despite some 50 years of best efforts from the Commies, the Hungarian "Szeklers" are still there; they currently form an ethnic majority in the counties of Covasna and Harghita (where they form 85% of the population) and are a significant presence in Mureș and other counties, causing some hand-wringing and UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism over minority rights (want to see an InternetBackdraft? Bring up the question of language rights). Traditionally, the south was inhabited by Germans who had come to the Mongol-ravaged land in the Middle Ages, but they mostly packed up and left after the war or were bought the privilege to leave - one of Ceaușescu's brilliant ideas was to sell off Germans and Jews to West Germany and Israel. There is a still a larger-than-average German minority, German in high-schools, and German names on some road signs. Creator/BramStoker's Dracula was a Szekler, but its inspiration, the "real" Dracula, ''was'' Romanian, although, ironically, not a Transylvanian at all: he was from Wallachia, the southern third of the country.

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Transylvania, setting for "{{Dracula}}", is in Romania - now. It also initially belonged to Romania, before it was transferred to Hungary, then Romania claimed it again at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and it has always been an ethnically mixed country (there is a serious unresolved - on an international level - debate going on about that though, regarding who was there first - science has pretty much said it was likely Romanians, not that it matters anyhow): despite some 400 years of efforts from Hungarian, and later Austro-Hungarian authorities, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment a good chunk of it has been]] settled down by Romanians at least since the Turkish Wars; despite some 50 years of best efforts from the Commies, the Hungarian "Szeklers" are still there; they currently form an ethnic majority in the counties of Covasna and Harghita (where they form 85% of the population) and are a significant presence in Mureș and other counties, causing some hand-wringing and UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism over minority rights (want to see an InternetBackdraft? Bring up the question of language rights). Traditionally, the south was inhabited by Germans who had come to the Mongol-ravaged land in the Middle Ages, but they mostly packed up and left after the war or were bought the privilege to leave - one of Ceaușescu's brilliant ideas was to sell off Germans and Jews to West Germany and Israel. There is a still a larger-than-average German minority, German in high-schools, and German names on some road signs. Creator/BramStoker's Dracula was a Szekler, but its inspiration, the "real" Dracula, ''was'' Romanian, although, ironically, not a Transylvanian at all: he was from Wallachia, the southern third of the country.


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* ''{{DarthWiki/TheGingerverse}}'': Daria and Bram Vasile are from Romania, but currently live in Norfolk, Virginia.
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* ''Film/VladTepes'', a 1979 {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler.


The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL3dCT8i3ew national anthem]], incidentally, is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome impressive]].

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The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL3dCT8i3ew national anthem]], incidentally, is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome impressive]].
impressive.


In other words, when someone tries to do a gritty adaptation of Dracula and has him speaking Romanian to up the realism, they're wrong. He should be speaking Hungarian. If they were making a film about Vlad Dracul, Wallachian prince and freedom fighter also known as "The Impaler", ''then'' he ought to be speaking Romanian.

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In other words, when someone tries to do a gritty adaptation of Dracula '''Count''' Dracula, the vampire who terrorized London before being ultimately put down by a Dutch doctor, and has him speaking Romanian to up the realism, they're wrong. He wrong--he should be speaking Hungarian. If they were making a film about Vlad Dracul, '''Vlad III''' Dracula, Wallachian prince and freedom fighter also known as "The Impaler", ''then'' he ought to be speaking Romanian.

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''{{DarthWiki/TheGingerverse}}'': Daria and Bram Vasile are from Romania, but currently live in Norfolk, Virginia.
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*''Toys/MonsterHigh'' Draculaura is Dracula's daughter. In fact, in Welcome to Monster High, it was revealed that the school was built out of her father's old mansion in Transylvania.

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