In 1856, the two principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia secured their autonomy and ended the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire. In 1859 they united, and a national identity was born, adopting the name Romania in the following years. Formal recognition of its independence occurred in 1878. Following World War II, Romania was occupied by the Soviets, and a "people's republic" was formed in 1947. From 1965, under the regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu, the Romanian people suffered impoverishment and oppression, until his overthrow and execution during the Revolution of 1989. Recent political events have seen Romania become a full member state of the European Union in June 2007. To Be Updated
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- May 16th 2013 33 hours of trains later - Budapest 2.0 - Romania?
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- April 8th 2013 Rejuvenating Romania
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- February 10th 2013 The Christmas traditions of Maramureș, Romania
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- December 24th 2012 First entry! Better late than never. Goodbyes and new journies
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- September 30th 2012 Full Moon at Vlad Dracula's Castle!
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- September 28th 2012 Scooch....just a bit!
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- September 27th 2012 Noroc! (Cheers!)
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- September 27th 2012 Do wa diddy diddy dum diddy do or was it do diddy do?
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- September 25th 2012 No, that one is a little different....
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- September 24th 2012 Arrived in Comanesti!
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- September 24th 2012 First day of work under our belt!
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- September 23rd 2012 We Made It!
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- August 26th 2012 Transfagarasan
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