As a Romanian, what is your opinion about Romania and its people?

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Anca

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Many Romanians are quick to judge when they see people say bad thing about Romania and they get defensive. It is nice to know that Romanians are patriotic people. It is a known fact the Romanian image abroad is tainted, but how can it be improved? Many of the people posting on this forum complain about some love affair they had with a Romanian woman who broke their heart and now they decided to generalize. That is simple ignorance. Other people judge by skin color or ethnicity as well as history. Some do it knowing what they are talking about but many times people just speak out of ignorance and blunt generalizations. My question is for the romanians on this forum. How do you feel about your country, Romania, and its people? I feel that no one knows better than us who we are and if we all want to make a difference and change the image we have in the world today, we should stop pointing fingers towards racial an ethnic minorities. We should all embrace what is within our borders and try to show the people around us what we think is the right path in life. Just by pointing fingers nothing will get solved, a change has to come from the individual level. As long as we treat gypsies as dirt, make jokes at the expense of people from the country-side or we make racial comments about ethnic minorities such as the Hungarians, Jews or Moldavians, why do we expect to be treated differently?
This is just the way I see it.
Lena

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Moldavians are basarabs.:) They got called like Moldavia - region from Romania - when Basarabia was annexed to Moldavia => The Big Moldavia.
Most of the basarabs that come in RO actually call themselves half russian,half romanian,or 99,9%russians :).

Now back to the topic.Romania is just a country.You can`t be a good patriot when people judge you in your own country and more when people act like you should never belong here :).I do have a problem with those that don`t know history and talk too much about RO.
Anca

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Feb 17, 2012
 

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Lena wrote:
Moldavians are basarabs.:) They got called like Moldavia - region from Romania - when Basarabia was annexed to Moldavia => The Big Moldavia.
Most of the basarabs that come in RO actually call themselves half russian,half romanian,or 99,9%russians :).
Now back to the topic.Romania is just a country.You can`t be a good patriot when people judge you in your own country and more when people act like you should never belong here :).I do have a problem with those that don`t know history and talk too much about RO.
Lena,

I am not sure I follow your point. First, yes, Moldavians are basarabs but the point is not to argue historical facts. Second, are you saying that Moldavians claim to be Russian and therefore they should be discriminated against when they are in Romania? I feel like that is totally wrong and it should not happen anywhere in the world. Or are you saying that Moldavians can't feel patriotic towards Romania because Romanian people act like Moldavians don't belong to the country?- which makes sense.
Please explain.
Besides the point, I feel like any resident of any country in the world has the right to identify with the culture they feel closer to and with the people they feel closer to as well. I also feel that if Romania would be warmer towards Moldavian people maybe some Moldavians would like to consider themselves 99.9% Romanian. I think the problem is in the attitude of people.:)
Lena

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Of course no!I was only trying to tell to the person that asked for our opinions that moldovians aren`t a minority.

You see basarbs usually claim to be russians,if you go to Republic of Moldavia most will speak in russian,in the south part you might find a bunch of people that will be like"very" patriotic and speak only romanian,but most of them aren`t too happy to know that once Basarabia was annexed to Romania.They are independent .They are now having their own country :).I was just saying that I disagree with their name.That`s just my opinion :).
Adi

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Lena wrote:
Of course no!I was only trying to tell to the person that asked for our opinions that moldovians aren`t a minority.
You see basarbs usually claim to be russians,if you go to Republic of Moldavia most will speak in russian,in the south part you might find a bunch of people that will be like"very" patriotic and speak only romanian,but most of them aren`t too happy to know that once Basarabia was annexed to Romania.They are independent .They are now having their own country :).I was just saying that I disagree with their name.That`s just my opinion :).
Your opinions are just a bunch of lies.
Moldovans are romanians and the russians from that so-called and fake republic Moldova are just a minority. A small one.
Most of those russians from Basarabia were transplanted in there from Russia and many romanians were send in Siberia and other places in Russia.
Adi

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And more than that, many russians from Basarabia call themselves moldovans and even romanians, as time they dont want to be russians anymore .
Szatmari

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People
Nationality: Noun--Moldovan(s). Adjective--Moldovan.
Population (January 1, 2011): 3.56 million living in-country, not including the estimated Transnistrian population of 533,000. An estimated 750,000 to 1,000,000 work outside the country.
Population growth rate (2007):-0.3%.
Ethnic groups (2004 census): Moldovan (75.8%), Ukrainian (8.3%), Russian (5.9%), Gagauz (4.4%), Bulgarian (1.9%), Romanian (2.2%), other (1.5%).

then why only 2.2% claim they're romanian?
Adi

Craiova, Romania

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Feb 18, 2012
 
I dont talk to you. Its useless.:)
Ask your priest...
Lena

Brasov, Romania

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Adi :) lasa staticile,realitatea bate filmul!
Cand se duc basarabeni la ambasada vorbesc in rusa cu toate ca ei vor cetatenie :).
Oricum sunt mai patrioti ca majoritatea din RO.
basarabs are 4 millions in RM + 2 millions of russian +the rest(ukraineans and so on).

Nu m-ai inteles:).Eu faceam referire la numele lor si al tarii.Una a fost Moldova Mare si alta a fost Basarabia. Romani si contopiri in ambele,dar DIFERITE.

Inchei aici.Fiecare cu ce stie :)
Adi

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Feb 18, 2012
 
OK, dar tu nu intelegi ce inseamna oltean si ce vrea un oltean :D.
Ca intotdeauna, de mai multe secole incoace: o tara mai mare in care sa icapa toti romanii si chiar si altii (de ce nu ?):)).
In Rusia nu incap decat rusii ;).
Adi

Craiova, Romania

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Majoritatea este romaneasca in Basarabia, chiar si dupa incercarea de rusificare fortata.Realitatea aceea, pe care o invoci tu, este total diferita de false statistici si false istorii. Moldovenii incep sa cunoasca din nou istoria, dar cizma ruseasca inca apasa pe ei. De ce sa nu spunem adevarul ?!
Avem tot dreptul sa ii "romanizam" la loc.
Chiar si pe rusii care isi doresc asta:).
Hai , mai bine sa vedem cate neamuri si pamanturi straine au ocupat si ocupa rusii cu japca, nu?
Cum pot rusii sa critice pe altii?! Iti spun eu cum: pentru ca nu-i intereseaza decat jaful si minciuna. O sa aiba prieteni atunci cand o sa fie oameni, nu mongoli ca acum zece secole.
Romania este o tara buna pentru oricine. Chiar si rusii stiu asta. Oricine e binevenit, atat timp cat se poarta omeneste.
Romanii sunt oameni buni.
Si oltenii sunt mult mai buni politicieni decat toti asiaticii astia, care nu vor decat sa ia cu japca totul.
Uite, ca nu ne dadura deoparte oricat incercara toate imperiile astea. Asa , tarani cum suntem noi ;).

Since: May 11

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Romanians are a nation like any other, if you consider the individual case.

Nation level-wise, we bear maybe more resemblance with Irish, Scots, Corsicans and Basques.
Why? Because we were unable to vanquish our neighbours and create an empire of our own, eliminating them from their countries or crashing them. We were the ones to be oppressed and that created issues during time. Even today, we suffer from this, with all sorts of nations making fun on us, due to this historical incapacity.
In a difference from the above nations, we managed to get our own state and country, which enrages some Middle-Ages thinking extreme far-right individuals (as I was saying before, it is like the British Nationalist Party who hates Irish because they became independent and have their own nation, idiotic extremists...).

Moldova, Bessarabia, Bukovina. All used to be a great principality, called Moldavia and later on part of Romania and also during Michael the Brave, part of his reign... but... history changes and they do not belong to us today anymore...
Szatmari

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Stop lying and making false comparisons....Romania had its country, you were oppressed by the Ottoman empire and you gained your independence from THEM in 1878 not Hungary. So comparing Romania with the Irish gaining independence from Britain is a falsehood.

A global chronology of conflict: from the ancient world to the ...- Google Books Result
books.google.com/books... ...
Spencer Tucker - 2009 - History - 2781 pages
August 27, 1916 Central Europe: Balkans: Romania: World WarI (continued):... and King Ferdinand I have long coveted the Hungarian province of Transylvania,... sign a secret treaty with the Allies promising Romania the Bánát of Temesvár,...

Anyone that knows anything of history knows Transylvania never belonged to Romania and you were given the region because of your treachery and the criminal injustice of The Treaty of Trianon
www.historylearningsite.co.uk/treaty_of_trian...

Since: May 11

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Ba, tie iti fut Dumnezeii matii in gura de javra ordinara! Imi bag pula in gatul matii de imputit!

I'll fu..ck and sh..it in your dirty mouth, dirty mutt! I am not talking to maniac extremists.

Since: May 11

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You, szat...sh...it:
- are not Romanian,
- do not want to have anything to do with Romania
- hate Romania and Romanians like any extremist maniac,
- are incoherent and make only pointless, unrelated remarks,
- offend everybody around who notices your derailed behavior.

So, why the fu..ck do you still stick around with us? You excluded yourself, so fu..ck off to your extremist retards whole, dirty dark as..s...ole!
Szatmari

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Thats right, I'm not romanian...but there are 2 million Hungarians that live there and were born there because of your lies and treachery. so I have every right to speak about it and expose your lies. If the TRUTH offends you...too bad I'll keep revealing your dirty little secrets and expose what a liar and hyocrite you are

Since: May 11

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Feb 20, 2012
 
Lena wrote:
Of course no!I was only trying to tell to the person that asked for our opinions that moldovians aren`t a minority.
You see basarbs usually claim to be russians,if you go to Republic of Moldavia most will speak in russian,in the south part you might find a bunch of people that will be like"very" patriotic and speak only romanian,but most of them aren`t too happy to know that once Basarabia was annexed to Romania.They are independent .They are now having their own country :).I was just saying that I disagree with their name.That`s just my opinion :).
Lena, first of all sorry if you felt offended or suffered due to the fact you come from Moldavia and you live in Romania. These things should not happen and you should also not consider them much. In any country, there is lots of fun being made among people living in different regions. It is not only the Moldavians or Bessarabians who are targets, really. Transylvanians make fun on Oltenia, Wallachs also...but also on Transylvanians and so on. But this happens in each country in Europe.

Second and not necessarily directly related to this thread, it is interesting what you are saying that the reality would so Rusophone in Moldavia.
I have never been there, so I cannot tell.
I am just wondering about a fact: why people from historical Maramures (nowadays part of Zakarpattia-Transcarpatia oblast/region) usually do speak Romanian (of course, the Romanians, because there are there also Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks, next to the Romanians) and often come to Romania. Same goes for the ones living in the ones living in the Chernivsti-Cernauti oblast/region. I was often in Maramures and I know this for a fact and I also found out the same would happen in Bukovina. Of course, this was reality some years ago, maybe not common now.

Is this maybe due to the fact they have there an Euroregion, so cooperation over the borders is higher? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpathian_Euror...

Or, is it due to the fact Ukrainians are somewhat unhappy with the nationalities living in that area, together with them, so they tend to disrespect their linguistic and educational rights? So, the Romanianism there is maybe more of a reaction to some sort of interdiction?
Ala9312

Romania

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Feb 20, 2012
 
@Petru: check the average income of ukraine,and you'll know why people are emigrating or renouncing their ukrainian citizenship,besides that ukrainians are indeed savages,there were also many documentaries on TVR1(Romanian national TV) about how ukraine is oppressing it's Romanian minority,same goes with the other minorities.

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Feb 20, 2012
 
Right. So, it seems to me also that Bessarabians were much more Romanian, when the times of the USSR were there and when Romanian was not much officially permitted.
But, it is only an opinion, I did not live there.
So, maybe everything is more interesting when forbidden, isn't it?...
Szatmari

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Don't speak of Karpatalja (Zakarpattia...) that was never romanian either as was Maramaros...You know nothing about these places you lying sack of shit and I'll expose your ignorance and stupidity every chance I get....the Ukrainians are doing what you Romanians are doing in Maramaros...diluting and cleansing the ethnic Hungarians

The lands of Zakarpattia for a long time were part of the Kingdom of Hungary which eventually transformed into the Hungarian part of Austria-Hungary until the latter's demise at the end of World War I.

Ungvar-According to the 1910 census, the city had 16,919 inhabitants, of which 13,590 (80.3%) were Magyars,
Munkacs-In 1910, the census figures showed that over 73% of the population was Hungarian, almost 18% were of German origin, and 8% were Ruthenian.

Today...ethnic Ukrainians are in the majority (80.5%),[25] other ethnic groups are relatively numerous in Zakarpattia. The largest of these are Hungarians (12.1%), Romanians (2.6%), Russians (2.5%), Roma (1.1%), Slovaks (0.5%) and Germans (0.3%

Maramorosh (Hungarian: Maramaros)— historic county in the northeastern part of the Hungarian Kingdom bordering on the Austrian province of Galicia to the north and east,*Bereg and *Ugocha/Ugocsa counties to the west, and Sokmar/Szatmar and Szolnok-Doboka counties to the south. Maramorosh was formed in 1303 and lasted until 1919, after which its territory was incorporated into Czechoslovakia and Romania.

Máramarossziget

1910 population of 21,370 (44.74%) Hungarians, 7,981 Jews (37.35%) 2,001 (9.36%), Romania, 1257 (5.88%), German, and 532 (2.49%), Ruthenian was.

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