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see WalachiaWalachia
or Wallachia
, historic region (29,568 sq mi/76,581 sq km), S Romania. The Transylvanian Alps separate it in the NW from Transylvania and the Banat; the Danube separates it from Serbia in the west, Bulgaria in the south, and N Dobruja in the east; in the
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, Wallachia
a former principality of SE Europe: a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century until its union with Moldavia in 1859, subsequently forming present-day Romania
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By 1541, the entire Balkan peninsula and most of Hungary had been conquered by the Ottoman Empire but Moldavia, Wallachia, and Transylvania enjoyed partial or full internal autonomy under local rulers until the mid-19th century.
From 1859 to 1866 it comprised the union of Wallachia and Moldavia and the creation of the Principality of Romania, under the rule of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, which was considered the modernisation of Romania according to Western-European principles.
Population data foi15 short tandem repeat loci from Wallachia region, south Romania.
The battle for Wallachia provides a steady, character-driven through line of strategy, blood, tension, and hard-fought introspection; each character stripped to their essential ugly, fierce, and beautiful selves.
It bordered Wallachia in the south and in the west former Yugoslavia and Hungary.
The film is historically correct in its depiction of Sultan Mehmed Il's request of a tribute of children, his invasion of Wallachia in 1462 and the siege of Dracula's castle in the same year.
1861 - Sultan of Turkey agrees to unification of Moldavia and Wallachia as Romania.
As the second volume in Kiersten White's And I Darken series (a retelling of the Vlad the Impaler legend) begins, the ferocious Lada has fled the Ottoman Court with a band of warriors, determined to fulfill her destiny and secure the throne of Wallachia. Left behind is her brother, Radu, who is still yearning for the attentions of Sultan Mehmed, despite Mehmed's unabated lust for Lada.
They had advantages, because they had a separate economy, and they had liberty to go and to trade - with Egypt and Wallachia [a region of modern-day Romania].' This freedom to travel and trade led to the subsequent emigration of many young Zagorisians, ambitious individuals who would one day return and shower the region with great wealth, knowledge, and prosperity, quite the juxtaposition from much of the rest of the Balkans.
Today, the West is reacting to Russia's annexation of Crimea and occupation of eastern Ukraine's Donbas region, just as it responded to the annexation of Wallachia in 1853 and the blockade of West Berlin in 1948.