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Reunificarea României. Elemente de infrastructură geopolitică
Reunification of Romania. Elements of Geopolitical Infrastructure

Author(s): Radu Baltasiu
Subject(s): Geopolitics
Published by: Editura Eikon
Keywords: unification; Ponto-Baltic Isthmus; Trimarium; Moldova Highway;

Summary/Abstract: How should we take into account the issue of the reintegration of Bessarabia, the geopolitical and geo-economic opportunities of the Trimarium and the Black Sea Belt? On the one hand, idealized, as part of the national ideal, and pragmatic, from the perspective of de-velopment opportunities to strengthen relations with close and distant neighbours, perhaps even to strengthen the national and regional security. But, more than anything, let us think of strengthening relations with the Romanians around the borders, which must be part of the geopolitical function of the Romanian state in Europe. However, in order to make such a thing happen, the ethnopolitical component must be reintroduced into the administrative reflex and in the social circuit. In this logic, the reunification with Bessarabia, can be seen as a natural endeavour to exercise its Ponto-Baltic function, in relation to which Trimarium, for example, becomes an opportunity. Starting from the thesis of Simion Mehedinți’s ponto-baltic isthmus, and from Golopenția’s theory of the function of the infrastructure, we will address some ele-ments that we consider important in the reunification process. We will also use recent research on reunification costs. This sketch is a starting point and not a wider approach to the issue.

  • Issue Year: 16/2018
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 11-22
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian