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

Author:Stefan Gheorghe
Position:Senior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania
Pages:496-502
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2020
496
Romania and the International Relationship at the
Beginning the Two World Conflagration
Stefan Gheorghe1
Abstract: Obviously, in terms of Romania’s participation in World War II, from a historiographic point of
view, the situation would allow a certain thoroughness of studying the respective period, turning often to
gradations 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, would
clearly state their position on the political future of Germany, and especially on the territories entered in
one way or another under the trusteeship or control of the Third Reich, addressing the need for redeeming
their freedom and independence. For the Central and East European countries, the removal of the German
military occupation would in most cases coincide with the establishment of Soviet control, the immediate
consequences being the communization of the Central and South Easte rn Europe. When analyzing more
closely the twentieth century, we can see that the paradox of contemporary history is constituted by the
causes, deployment and consequences of the Second World War. Initially triggered by Hitlerite Germany
on 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 public
opinion ultimately determined the Western democracies to intervene to prevent Nazi domination in Europe.
Keywords: Second World War; Hitlerite Germany; control of the Third Reich
Throughout the war, the main opponents of Nazi Germany, the Big Three, would clearly state their
position on the political future of Germany, and especially on the territories entered in one way or
another under the trusteeship or control of the Third Reich, addressing the need for redeeming their
freedom and independence. For the Central and East European countries, the removal of the German
military occupation would in most cases coincide with the establishment of Soviet control, the
immediate consequences being the communization of the Central and South Eastern Europe.
Soviet expansion in Europe and the Far East would be underestimated by the Anglo-American
representatives during high-level meetings held with the Soviet state officials throughout the
conflagration, favoring a genuine lack of alternative available to this area at the end of the war. The
attitude of the Anglo-Americans was therefore ambiguous in this regard, but a strong stand in this regard,
urged by the political representatives of the opposition from the states recently Sovietized by the Soviets,
would be adopted somewhat later when Kremlin’s intentions of expansion and establishment of popular
democracies would directly threaten Western states (Baciu, 1996, pp. 228-229; Winkler, 1996, pp. 36;
46-48; 54; Arhivele Nationale ale Romaniei/National Archives of Romania, 1996, p. 460).
1 Senior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., 800654 Galati, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Fax: +40372361290, Corresponding author: constantin.tanase@univ-danubius.ro.

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