I made this thread here on ATS to commemorate 70 years since this event,and I am proud as a romanian to show the world that we contributed to put an
end to the WW2.
In 23rd august 1944,an event that isn't so popular around the world happened in Romania.
23rd august has 2 points that needs to be presented:a good one but also a bad one for Romania.
First of all,I want to present the whole historic event in a simple way:
Romania was an ally with Nazi Germany in WW2.King Michael I of Romania en.wikipedia.org...
didn't want for the romanian
army to fight agaimst Russia,so he called the Marshal of Romania, Antonescu en.wikipedia.org...
to make an armistice with the
allied powers.He refused it so he got arrested.After that,Romania has allied with Russia.
It looks simple but this short event,according to some historians, reduced the WW2 by 6 months and saved a few million lives.But there was also
something that was pretty bad: 170.000 romanian soldiers has been captured and 70.000 romanians were sent in Russia.And also,after the WW2,the commie
period has been implemented,as some would say,a dark period in the romanian history.
There were also voices which tells that Michael 1 of Romania was a coward because he abdicated(read the above link about him) .He litteraly saved the
lives of a few hundreds students,the soviet army treathened him if he doesn't abdicate they will kill those students.
Cheers from Romania and have a nice day !
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