THE CONTRIBUTION OF GEOPOLITICIANS WITH GEOGRAPHIC ROOTS TO THE DELINEATION AND DEFINITION OF THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL STATE Cover Image

THE CONTRIBUTION OF GEOPOLITICIANS WITH GEOGRAPHIC ROOTS TO THE DELINEATION AND DEFINITION OF THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL STATE
THE CONTRIBUTION OF GEOPOLITICIANS WITH GEOGRAPHIC ROOTS TO THE DELINEATION AND DEFINITION OF THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL STATE

Author(s): Silviu Neguţ, Marius-Cristian Neacşu
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Environmental and Energy policy, History and theory of political science
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: state; nation; nation-state; unitary national state; geopolitical games; essential natural components; the Carpathians; the Danube; the Black Sea;
Summary/Abstract: This study is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Romanian unitary national state, Great Romania, a much longer and complex process than it seems at first glance. Along with historical events, the geographic space and the population have played an essential role in the coagulation process of the Romanian national state. The merit of seizing and explaining these assets lies with great geopolitical-geographers such as Simion Mehedinți, Ion Conea (both were teachers at the Upper School of War, the ”Carol I” NDU precursor), Nicolae Al. Rădulescu, Vintilă Mihăilescu, Victor Tufescu and so on. These alone or in collaboration with specialists in fields such as history (Nicolae Iorga, Gheorghe Brătianu, Constantin Daicoviciu), demography and statistics (Anton Golopenția, Sabin Mănuilă), sociology (Dimitrie Gusti, Mircea Vulcănescu – the latter being also aphilosopher) have demonstrated the perfect logic of the constitution of the Romanian unitary national state. They also leaned on the essential natural components of the Romanian state,the well-known trio Carpathians - the Danube - the Black Sea, resuming the significant elements without which it would have been impossible to achieve the Great Romania.

  • Page Range: 166-179
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English