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Marele Stat Major român în perioada interbelică
The Romanian General Staff During the Interwar Period

Author(s): Ion Giurcă
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Military history, Security and defense, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: Romanian General Staff; Romanian army; interwar period; France; Germany; World War II:

Summary/Abstract: For the most part, the spring of 1920 marked the end of the actions of the Romanian army for the defence of the territory of Greater Romania following the decisions from Chișinău, Chernivtsi and Alba Iulia, but the insecurity at the eastern border required the forces deployed between Prut and Dniester to remain on high alert up until May 1921. In the early 1920s, the threats Romania had to face came in the form of the revisionist policies openly promoted by the USSR, Hungary and Bulgaria, which were countered with the creation of a system of alliances with the neighboring states, which complemented the existing alliance with France. This sense of security, which, in hindsight, proved short-lived, translated in decreased attention granted to the needs of the army. The 1930s, however, brought dramatic changes with the rise of the Nazi party in Germany. Naturally, all these shifts reflected on the Romanian General Staff, which was shaped according to the perceptions of the Romanian decision-makers at any given moment of the interwar period.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 29-45
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian