posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 04:11 AM
The situation in Romania worths no interrest at the time being. I was talkin` about Moldavia and the separatist region Transnistria. At the beginning
of the `90s, Moldavia was a Republic inside the USSR. After the fall of the Iron COurtain, the moldavians obtained the right to self-determinate, and
they decided to become independent.
But not all of them wanted independence. Transnistria was a part of Moldavia, but they didn`t wand to be independent, so certain communist parties
there decided that they are best represented besides Russia. Transnistria started a civil war with Moldavia and the local representatives asked for
help to Moskow. Kremlin detached there an entire army, the 14th. Elements of this army still have positions in Transnistria.
During the years, Moldavia admitted partially the autonomy of Transnistria, but they still have authority conflicts there. In Transnistria, as well as
in Moldavia, the majority of the inhabitants are romanians. Therefore, they wanted to be allowed to speak and learn (in schools) the romanian
language. But Both Moldavia and Transnistria had their ways to stop the will of the people.
In Moldavia the goverment decided that the local language is not Romanian, but Moldavian!! There are no notable differences between the 2 languages,
except for accent and some different words. It`s not even a dialect. So a couple of months ago, the romanians started demonstrating in the capital of
Moldavia for the right of speaking in Romanian, not in Moldavian. The government ended up by rewieving the law.
In Transnistria the local administrative power, thru the help of the communist militias, tried to block access in romanian schools, but the children
and parents blocked themselves inside the schools. The `issue` is not over yet.
This is how the region is being shown these days, generally speaking. There are reasons to believe that in the close future the whole area will
probably go out in flames. Or not.