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In the Dawn of World War II: The Romanian Army at the Time of the Anschluss. New Archival Insights into the Romanian Military Preparations
In the Dawn of World War II: The Romanian Army at the Time of the Anschluss. New Archival Insights into the Romanian Military Preparations

Author(s): Iulian-Nicusor Isac
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Anschluss; confrontation; military preparations; security; army modernization

Summary/Abstract: In the second half of the 1930s, Romania was confronted with a complete failure of its security policy, traditionally aimed at preserving the territorial structure of Greater Romania, as it emerged from World War I. The inefficiency of the League of Nations combined with the absence of a strong support from the Western powers made way for Germany’s expansionist policy towards its neighbors. The Anschluss of 1938 was, for Romania, another proof of this failure and a warning for the war to come. This study focuses on Romania’s reaction to the Anschluss at military level and reveals the unprepared state of the Army for a possible confrontation with the revisionist forces in Europe.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 17-26
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English