By Calin Hentea
One of many first ancient mentions of an armed clash in what's now Romania dates again to 335 B.C., whilst, ahead of launching his mythical Asian crusade, Alexander the nice prepared an excursion over the Western shore of the Danube to discourage the Gaets and safe the frontier of the Macedonian state. on the grounds that then, the land positioned at the Black Sea and nestled among the Carpathian Mountains has obvious greater than its fair proportion of army struggles. even if touching on the country's struggle for independence opposed to the Ottoman Empire within the 14th Century or the December Revolution within the past due twentieth Century, Romania's army historical past has been lengthy and sundry. This publication provides a chronological and distinctive narrative of the numerous occasions within the nation's army heritage, masking every thing from the crusade of the Persian king Darius I opposed to the Scythians in 514 B.C. to Romania's admission into NATO in April of 2004.
Beginning with an entire chronology of the country's most vital and decisive army occasions, Brief Romanian army History then provides a common review of 2500 years of Romanian heritage. whole with biographies of vital army leaders and entries on vital battles, wars, army corporations, constructions, fortresses, uniforms, and guns for every of the historic eras chronicled, this publication is a vital reference software for students, historians, anthropologists, newshounds, and all others drawn to the heritage of Romania.
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September 4: Decree regarding the establishment, organization, and functioning of the patriotic guards. September 27–28: Official visit to Bucharest of Marshal I. I. Iakubovski, the supreme commander of the United Armed Forces of the Warsaw Treaty. November: Through a decision of the Ministers Council, the Military Academy is given the right to organize postacademic courses and to grant the degree of PhD in military science. 1969 The activity of the Defense Council of the Socialist Republic of Romania as a deliberative body is legalized.
4 The Persian military action could also have been considered a demonstration of force in the Balkans that was aimed at defeating the Thracians and Macedonians and isolating ancient Greece. The sole armed resistance the huge Persian army had to face (estimated by Herodotus at 700,000 ................. 16400$ $CH2 02-28-07 10:15:39 PS PAGE 37 38 Chapter Two fighters and 600 ships, figures that are probably exaggerated) was that of the Gaetic union of tribes located between the Danube and the Black Sea.
October 23: Petre Roman, prime minister of Romania, is received at NATO headquarters by Secretary-General Manfred Woerner. November 19: Romania signs in Paris, together with twenty-two other NATO and Warsaw Treaty member nations, the Treaty on the Conventional Forces in Europe. 1991 January 17: Coalition forces led by the United States start Operation Desert Storm against Iraq. February 9: The Romanian Military Hospital mission begins its activity within the British Operation Granby, part of Operation Desert Storm, which lasts until 22 March 1991.