Romania - Research Article from Governments of the World

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History

The territory that is known as Romania first appeared in history as Dacia. Dacia was conquered by the Roman Emperor Trajan (C.E. 53–117) between 101 and 106 and incorporated in the Roman Empire. For the next thousand years, the Daco-Roman people were subjected to successive invasions by Huns, Avars, Slavs, and Bulgars. Slavs brought Christianity to the region in the fourth century. In the fifteenth century the Ottoman Empire (1299–1922) began its expansion in the Balkan Peninsula, and direct Ottoman rule began in 1526.

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Until 1821 the ruling families were often of Greek origin, chosen from the Phanar district of Constantinople by the Ottoman Sultan. The period of Phanariot rule was one of the most oppressive and corrupt in Romanian history. By the mid-1800s a unification movement had gathered strength in the territories of Moldavia and Walachia. The 1856 Treaty of Paris that ended...

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