EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Romania and the International Relationship at the Beginning the Two World Conflagration

Stefan Gheorghe


Obviously, in terms of Romania’s participation in World War II, from a historiographic point ofview, the situation would allow a certain thoroughness of studying the respective period, turning often togradations of the interpretation given to the historical events. (Şuţa, 1982; Anescu, Bantea, & Cupşa, 1966;Militara & Militara, 1989) Throughout the war, the main opponents of Nazi Germany, the Big Three, wouldclearly state their position on the political future of Germany, and especially on the territories entered inone way or another under the trusteeship or control of the Third Reich, addressing the need for redeemingtheir freedom and independence. For the Central and East European countries, the removal of the Germanmilitary occupation would in most cases coincide with the establishment of Soviet control, the immediateconsequences being the communization of the Central and South Eastern Europe. When analyzing moreclosely the twentieth century, we can see that the paradox of contemporary history is constituted by thecauses, deployment and consequences of the Second World War. Initially triggered by Hitlerite Germanyon September 1st, 1939, in order to create and strengthen the vital space so necessary to the “Aryan race”,it had great implications and echoes from the start, all over the world, so that the West’s media and publicopinion ultimately determined the Western democracies to intervene to prevent Nazi domination in Europe.


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