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  1. #121
    I know its a country in southeastern Europe. It borders Moldavia, Bulgaria and maybe the Ukraine? Also some former Yugoslav country, probably.

    I know Romanian is a romance language (descended from Latin)

    I know there's a place called Transylvania there. And I know Dracula lived there. Maybe.

    I know it was part of the Ottoman Empire.

    I know there's lots of gypsies there.

    That's all I can remember right now.

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    hollywood loves to use it as the setting for eastern european hellhole, where every illegal act is committed with regularity and criminal enterprises run everything. i kind of doubt that portrayal is accurate though. i certainly hope it isnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    I feel my curiosity is starting to chew on me and I'm starting to wonder what do people know about my country, Romania and I thought I'd ask you all.

    So, what do you know? Tell me everything!
    came in thinking this was a doctor who thread about romana. i am disappoint
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    Sorry i know about Romania only is located in Balcani and have form of a fish and have some well know persons Nicolae Ceausescu (my favorite),Nadia Comaneci,Hagii i think and Vlad Dracul and lost a loot no more sry

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    I heard the Romanian president is the most honest and incorruptible superhero in the world of politics.

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    I'm a Romanian myself. I'd be better off not knowing anything about this country. The bad seriously outweighs the good.

    Although we do have good internet.
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    I know Vlad the impaler was born there.

    That's about it really. :<
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    I know the wine from Moldova is better than the wine from Romania :P

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    I know my VPN is based out of Romania and I end up having to use Romanian google, thats about it tho.

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    I know that my AK-47 was made in Romania

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkholder View Post
    Sorry i know about Romania only is located in Balcani and have form of a fish and have some well know persons Nicolae Ceausescu (my favorite),Nadia Comaneci,Hagii i think and Vlad Dracul and lost a loot no more sry
    So your favourite is the dictator? He wasn't as bad as some claim him to be, but he wasn't a good guy either, I'll tell you that. In the 1980's the population was starving because of him. I can't say someone because of which the population suffered was good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silhouette55 View Post
    I heard the Romanian president is the most honest and incorruptible superhero in the world of politics.
    Well ... ahem ... no. I'll explain logically:
    - in the communist era, everyone traveling abroad was required to be a member of the party, if you wanted to travel abroad and you did so on a ship, or as something important, you needed to be someone important in the communist party. Basescu, our president, was a ship captain and traveled abroad.
    - most of the old people who got into politics after 1990 were former communist party members. Illiescu, the first president after the revolution, was especially know, but others were too. Roman was also one, and so was Basescu, there are still some videos of him from before 1990 showing this clearly.
    - in the time he was transport minister, all our fleet disappeared. Like *poof* Nobody knows exactly what happened to it.
    - after he became president, he still supported his party until recently, giving stuff to his little daughter and supporting her political campaign (she's now an eurodeputee at the EU parliament), his brother was caught on bringing in smuggled stuff from abroad (in ships, I wonder where those came from!) but was released despite there being clear arguments against him.
    - last year we had a vote to make him resign, though 47% of the population came and voted for his resignation, he didn't resign and couldn't be torn down because the Constitution says that you need 50% + 1 of people to vote. The percentage that came though was the usual one we had at most elections in last few years. He then tried to turn the vote in his favour saying that those that didn't vote actually supported him!

    So overall, he's as corrupt as the rest. Our politicians are almost all corrupt and those that are not have their voices drowned by those that are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguinesun View Post
    I know the wine from Moldova is better than the wine from Romania :P
    Depends on which parts. In general, the wine from both Moldova (I presume you mean the Republic of Moldova, as the Moldova simple is part of Romania) and Romania is really good comparing to other countries, we got quite a few awards.

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    I know nothing about Romania, it probably doesn't affect me in any way and I wouldn't even be able to point it out on a map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowraven View Post
    I feel my curiosity is starting to chew on me and I'm starting to wonder what do people know about my country, Romania and I thought I'd ask you all.

    So, what do you know? Tell me everything!
    I remember hearing Vlad the Impaler was from Romania.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downnola View Post
    I know my VPN is based out of Romania and I end up having to use Romanian google, thats about it tho.
    Did you manage to change language in english? I can help you with that if you're having problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuku2 View Post
    I knwo that my AK-47 was made in Romania
    I didn't know that, you find new stuff every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klutzington View Post
    I know nothing about Romania, it probably doesn't affect me in any way and I wouldn't even be able to point it out on a map.
    And you know why nothing from Romania affects you? Because someone killed all the damned vampires! Who'd do such a thing?!

    Now, I tell you, if we had vampires today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowraven View Post
    And you know why nothing from Romania affects you? Because someone killed all the damned vampires! Who'd do such a thing?!

    Now, I tell you, if we had vampires today...
    I hope no one mentions Twilight. I agree with you, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowraven View Post
    you'd be surprised how many medieval castles and such we had that are now just a bunch of piles of rocks due to nobody caring about them.
    I think that's sad. I find the rich cultures and history of European countries very fascinating and those castles are part of the heritage. Good or bad, it's sad to just throw away history.

    To answer the OP's question though, I honestly don't know much at all. I think of the same things that others have mentioned, Dracula, Transylvania, the Carpathian Mountains, and gypsies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowraven View Post
    And you know why nothing from Romania affects you? Because someone killed all the damned vampires! Who'd do such a thing?!

    Now, I tell you, if we had vampires today...
    You know, a few months ago I heard there was some small village somewhere in Romania that still believes they have a vampire among them. The older people believe it's real, the rest keep the rumor going to generate tourism. I don't know if there's any truth to the news article though. (yes I know there's no such thing as vampires, I mean I don't know if there's really a village living with that rumor)

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    I know that they used Cyrillic alphabet until 1860s.

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    All I know is that Bucharest is the capital and my Spanish speaking buddies who have heard Romanian said they could understand it somewhat, meaning it's a latin based language, which makes sense with a name like Romania.
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    Quite a few castles located there because of it's strategic importance during the Dark Ages. Has a lot of untouched wilderness. Temperate climate if I'm not mistaken. Josh Gates went there for an episode of Destination Truth also. It's also close to the genetic birthplace of the Apple Tree if I'm not mistaken. It's either Romania or close by in that locale of the world. I remember the country in question has a city built in the genetic birthplace of the Apple Tree. Really beautiful town can't be too far from Romania if it isn't Romania itself.

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    I think that's where vampires come from, there and Transylvania

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