Nevertheless, years later, in 1939 starts the World War II. In that moment, the King and government of Romania were allies of Germany against the USSR. Due to that, once the war was finished in 1945, Romania was heavily punished by Stalin, as well as it happened with the most part of central-eastern Europe.
The communist tyrant of Moscow, removed the Monarchy from the country, and installed a communist satellite-regime, ruled from the Kremlin. They made a great territorial lost against the romanian people. They lost:
- The south of the Dobrogea region, which was included into Bulgaria.
- The whole region of Basarabia, which was included into the USSR.
- The north of the Bucovina region, which was included into the USSR.
Once in the USSR the borders were changed in a weird way. North Bucovina was included in the SSR Ukraine, as well as a piece of the north of Bessarabia. The coastal zone of Bessarabia (a district called Budjak) was also included in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the main central land of the region, was separated as the SSR of Moldova. But that included a non-romanian territory, in the right side of Dniester river.
Once the USSR had fallen at the end of 1991, both Ukraine and Moldova got independent, among many other countries. The flag of Moldova is the same than romanian. The language of Moldova is romanian. Then Moldova, its a part of Romania forced to be separated from their motherland. All the Moldova, excepting that non-romanian thin territory who declared the independence: TRANSNISTRIA.
In the actual days, there's an increasing popular and political voice claming for the reunification of Moldova into Romania. There are often parades in both sides of the border, in Bucharest and Chisinau, claming for the further union.
But not only should take part the reuinification of Romania and Moldova. They both should negotiate also with Ukraine to make an exchange of territories:
Romania would retake North Bucovina and coastal Bessarabia, and Ukraine would take in return the current moldovan territory of Transnistria. In that case, the border between Romania and Ukraine, would be the Dniester river, creating a new and clear line, which should become a future fixed, very defined and very stable border.
GREAT ROMANIA DATA:
- TERRITORY: 295.049 km²
- POPULATION: 25.371.505
- GDP: 235.832
MAIN CITIES OF ROMANIA:
1- BUCAREST: 2.082.000
2- CHISINAU: 647.513
3- IASI: 323.663
4- TIMISOARA: 321.440
5- CLUJ-NAPOCA: 319.215
6- CONSTANTA: 301.951
7- CRAIOVA: 299.579
8- GALATI: 290.467
9- BRASOV: 277.569
10- CERNAUTI: 259.419