One of the first historical mentions of an armed conflict in what is now Romania dates back to 335 B.C., when, prior to launching his legendary Asian campaign, Alexander the Great organized an expedition over the Western shore of the Danube to deter the Gaets and secure the frontier of the Macedonian Kingdom. Since then, the land located on the Black Sea and nestled amongst the Carpathian Mountains has seen more than its fair share of military struggles.
Calin Hentea is a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces currently working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff. He has published several books on propaganda, media war, and military history.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Romanian Historical Terms Part 3 Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 4 1 Chronology Part 5 2 The First Conflicts of Antiquity: 6th Century BC to AD 2nd Century Part 6 3 The Great Migrations and the Formation of the Romanian Nation and Medieval States Part 7 4 The Anti-Ottoman Wars, from Mircea the Old to Vlad Tepes Part 8 5 The Apogee of the Anti-Ottoman Wars, from Stephen the Great to Michael the Brave: 1457-1601 Part 9 6 The Army and Romanian Battles from the 17th Century to the Eve of the 19th Century: 1601-1821 Part 10 7 From People's Assembly to the Modern Romanian Armed Forces: 1821-1867 Part 11 8 The War of Independence: 1877-1878 Part 12 9 From the Middle of the 19th Century to the Beginning of the 20th Century Part 13 10 Romanian Participation in the Second Balkan War Part 14 11 From the Danube to the Tisa River: 1914-1919 Part 15 12 The Interwar Period Part 16 13 From the Caucasus and Stalingrad to Budapest and Vienna's Porte Part 17 14 From Jacket to Rubashka: 1945-1989 Part 18 15 Romanian Military Involvement in the Revolution of December 1989 Part 19 16 At the Turn of the Millennuum: On the Way to NATO Part 20 Notes Part 21 Selected Bibliography Part 22 About the Author