Bukovina

Reference: Non-Corporate Finance Management

Today we asked Michał (Conflicts and International Negociations) what was Piotr talking about.

He was talking about Bukovina!

So, there was a time when Northern parts of Bukovina were disputted between Romanians and Poles.

Pokuttya (Pocuţia), the region immediately to the north, became the subject of disputes between the Moldavian Principality and the Polish Kingdom, and in 1497 a batlle took place at Codrii Cosminului (the hilly forests separating Chernivtsi (Cernăuţi) and Siret valleys), at which Stephen III of Moldavia managed to defeat the much-stronger but demoralized army of King John I Albert of Poland, known in Polish popular culture as “the battle when the knights have perished“.

[…]

In 1538, the Moldavian Principality came under the control of the Ottoman Turks, but it remained autonomous and was governed as before by a native Voivod. For short periods of time (during wars), the Polish Kingdom occupied parts of northern Moldavia. However the old border was re-established every time after, as for example on 14 October 1703 the Polish delegate Martin Chometowski acknowledges “Between us and Wallachia (i.e. Moldavia) God himself set Dniester as the border” (Inter nos et Valachiam ipse Deus flumine Tyras dislimitavit).

[…]

the northern part of the region […] was ceded to the USSR following the June 1940 Soviet Ultimatum

Excerpts from Wikipedia

So… interesting that they are being taught about this region. We aren’t. I mean… I remember “loosing” Northern Bukovina, but because now that area is Ukrainian, I guess that 5 minutes is the time that Romanian high school history teachers spend on telling us about it. I certainly didn’t remember about the connection with Poland!

Dziękuję, Piotr and Michał, for making me read in detail about a former Romanian territory! =)

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