Category: meme

 From my local history museum. King Carol II (left) and then Crown prince Michael I (right), somewhere around 1937, romania.

 Fun facts :  

 Carol II, the most incompetent of the romanian royal line, is given in 26 june 1940 a soviet ultimatum demanding Bessarabia and northern Bukovina, and is threatened with war in case of a rejection. Being the incompetent he is, Carol II took the winter war of the previous year as an example, where finnish soldiers, which were met with a similar ultimatum, valiantly fought and defeated the soviet invaders. 

 Barely an example worth following in the romanian case, he was told by officials that the romanian army isn’t even remotely a match for the red army, and as such was forced to accept. This quick hand-over of land marked a heavy blow for Carol’s already heavily unpopular image. In september the same year he was eventually kicked out of country so it’s ok.

 Michael I (Mihai), through his controversial coup d’etat in 23 august 1944 (smartly, around the soviet Jassy-Jedisan-Kishinev offensive), shortened the war – some sources say 2-3 years, some say weeks or so, but overall significantly, and prevented the complete destruction of romania at soviet hands. 

 With his recent death, there are a lot of people who don’t know his actions or merits, and that to some degree is saddening.



Only 1942′s kids will remember the soviet hug

Woah there, you’re getting my boi Lenny started