Romania Key Dates

1862    Romania first established under Ottoman control.
1878    Romania achieves full independence.
August 1916    Romania joins the Allies in World War I.
1920    Versailles Treaty awards large areas of land to Romania.
1940    Newly aquired territories are lost to neighbouring countries.
1941    Romania joins the Axis Powers and attacks Russia.
August 1944    Romania switches to Allied side after Anti-Fascist coup.
1957    Romania becomes a People’s Republic.
December 1989    A popular revolution overthrows communist government.
2004    Romania joins NATO.

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