Diplomatic, Military and Economic Actions of Romania for the Purpose of Exiting the United Nations War


  • Stefan Gheorghe Danubius University of Galati


Romanian external policy; United Nations armies; Red Army


Romania’s entry into war with Germany on June 22nd, 1941, would come after two years of
neutrality and non-belligerence, time when the Romanian external policy direction would be pro-German.
The years 1943 - 1944 marked the turning point of the war development, the United Nations succeeding
in taking the strategic initiative to the detriment of Nazi Germany and its satellites. The political and
military disaster that Romania was facing would require the reorientation of its external policy, aiming at
bringing the country out of the war as quickly as possible and signing the armistice (Baciu, 1996, pp. 103-
104; Oni?oru, 1996, pp. 49-50). The considerable deterioration of the military situation on the Eastern
Front, would contribute to the achievement of the “united opposition”, seeking, to obtain conditions as
favorable as possible for Romania, for signing the armistice. The diplomatic action of the opposition
benefited from the support of King Mihai, but the peace signing initiatives were carried out simultaneously
also by the Bucharest regime, which, through direct negotiations with the Allies, pursued the same
political goals.

Author Biography

Stefan Gheorghe, Danubius University of Galati

Senior Lecturer, PhD


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