Illustration of Romanian Army uniforms, 1913. On the foreground (left to right) are: artillerist; light infantryman; militiaman; line infantryman. On the background are: hussar (red); hussar (black); gendarme; officer (holding the flag). The backmost figures on horseback is a general and general staff officer.
1. Austrian Empire: Crown of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor 2. German Empire: German State Crown 3. Russian Empire: Great Imperial Crown 4. Kingdom of Hungary: Holy Crown of Saint Stephen 5. German Empire: Crown of the German Empress 6. Kingdom of Bohemia: Crown of St. Wenceslas 7. Kingdom of Prussia: Crown of Wilhelm II 8. German Empire: Crown of the Crown Prince 9. Kingdom of Bavaria: Royal crown of Bavaria 10. United Kingdom: Crown of St. Edward 11. United Kingdom: Crown of Queen Victoria 12. Kingdom of Italy: Royal crown of Italy 13. Archduchy of Austria: Archducal coronet 14. Kingdom of Sweden: Crown of the Swedish Crown Prince 15. Kingdom of Romania: Steel Crown of Romania
Wearing her father’s necklace and looking radiant, Elizabeth made her entrance into the ancient abbey in a dress that had taken 3,000 clothes coupons and bore 10,000 pearls. Some 2,000 guests were waiting, among them one of the largest gatherings of royalty since the time of Queen Victoria. All eyes were on the silk-clad figure as she walked down the long nave. There was an awareness that history was being made; all the ritual of a royal wedding in this building so alive with past spectacle. Princess Marina, who had helped to facilitate the match with private meetings at Coppins between her young cousin, Prince Philip, and her niece, Princess Elizabeth, was delighted. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were waiting in some trepidation as Prince William was to hold the long train of her dress as a page. From across Europe they came drawn to this great royal reunion, like times of old. Many were direct descendants of Queen Victoria, such as King Michael of Romania, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain and Queen Ingrid of Sweden; others were related by marriage, such as Uncle Charles.
The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
So, Romania is a relatively young state. Before the founding of Romania the Romanians lived approximately in three official principalities: Moldavia, Transylvania and Wallachia. But as throughout Europe borders were constantly changing. Just look at this fascinating gif-map.
Here is a list of what some countries are called in Dutch:
United Kingdom - Verenigd Koninkrijk
United States - Verenigde Staten
Canada - Canada
Australlia - Australië
France – Frankrijk Germany – Duitsland (a bit like “Deutschland”) Austria - Oostenrijk Hungary - Hongarije Romania - Roemenië Bulgaria - Bulgarije Italy - Italië Spain - Spanje The Netherlands - Nederland Sweden - Zweden Norway - Noorwegen Iceland - IJsland Finland - Finland Denmark - Denemarken Poland - Polen Lithuania - Litouwen Estonia - Estland Latvia - Letland Russia - Rusland Belarus - Wit-Rusland (literally white Russia) Ukraine - Oekraïne China – China (pronounced like”she-na”) Japan - Japan North Korea & South Korea - Noord-Korea & Zuid-Korea Philippines - Filipijnen Brasil - Brazilië Argentina - Argentinië Chile - Chili Malaysia - Maleisië
Transylvanian Saxons- Throughout much of the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Empire practiced Ostsiedlung or “east settling”, settling Germans from the more populated modern western Germany to the relatively less populated eastern Europe. In the case of the Transylvanian Saxons, they are the decendents of Teutonic Knights invited by King Andrew II of Hungary in 1211 to defend Transylvania, at the time the farthest eastern part of the Kingdom of Hungary. Along with the previously discussed Szeklers, Transylvanian Saxons had privileged status in Transylvania, one which they began to lose following the Austro-Hungarian Union. Following the end of World War I, many Transylvanian Saxons supported Transylvanian unification with the newly independent Kingdom of Romania, and were given full minority rights. However following the end of World War II, many Transylvanian Saxons were deported by the Soviet army to Ukraine, believing they were Nazi collaborators. Since German reunification and the fall of the Communist Romanian government, many Transylvanian Saxons have immigrated back to Germany. Today Transylvanian Saxons make up only 0.28% of the Romanian population. Despite this in 2014, Romania elected Transylvanian Saxon Klaus Iohannis, becoming the first Romanian president of an ethnic minority
#359-Absol, The Disaster Pokemon ***In Europe By Request for uniguinflutist***
Absol is a Pokemon that is normally located in mountains, but will venture out to places that are about to have a natural disaster. One non-mountainous region that is prone to seeing a few Absol is North Germany, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. This is because they are flood filled regions, which sometimes attracts Absol. Besides these places, Absol is common in the Ural Mountains, the Alps, Caucasus Mountains, Carpathian Mountains, and Balkan Mountains,