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|Government type||N/A (1861: HM's Government)|
|Ruling party||N/A (1861: Conservative)|
|Capital||Bucharest (ID 664)|
|Population||N/A (1861: 783.83 thousand)|
|Literacy||N/A (1861: 20.6%)|
|Tech school||N/A (1861: Traditional Academia)|
Romania is a formable country by Wallachia and Moldavia. It can be formed by one of the two decisions: Union of Moldavia and Wallachia! and Form Romania. It certainly has the potential to be a decent power on the European continent, but it is one of the hardest nations to form since multiple Great powers have interests against the Romanians.
Both Wallachia and Moldovia are puppets states of the Ottoman Empire which makes most foreign policy decisions regarding other countries impossible. They have to raise their position to be a Great Power or experience a revolution to break free from Ottoman rule. A revolution in Istanbul/Ankara will also give Wallachia and Moldavia their independence, but that is difficult if not outright impossible to provoke. After breaking free from the Ottomans, one will have to face Austria for Transylvania and flag Russia for Bessarabia.
In 1861, Romania is an independent Nation, but with many of its cores still in vile foreign hands. Transylvania is still controlled by Austria and Bessarabia is controlled by Russia. But Romania does have the combined land of Moldavia and Wallachia as well as the crucial ability to make alliances and declare wars.
In terms of RGOs Romania has a fair bit of coal, which helps with industrialisation. The literacy is however not good enough to industrialise just yet, but with sufficient investment in education a decent industry can be created
Romania has cores on 3 different great powers: Austria, Ottoman Empire and Russia. One will probably have to ally with one of them to help getting the cores backs from the other. Russia will be the most useful ally against the Ottoman Empire and Austria until you turn against them for Bessarabia. Alternatively Germany or United Kingdom can make fine allies.
When one have to face Russia, then Germany will be the ideal ally. One can also ally with them straight from independence, but they might have a difficult time versus The Ottoman Empire, as they cannot move through Austria.
Technology and the way to great power
Romania can go one of two ways to improve the rank. One (relatively) easy way to become a Great Power is starting crises in your cores or encouraging Clergymen and researching Cultural technologies that grant shared prestige as soon as possible. Getting to Great power solely on prestige is however often not feasible in the long run.
Alternatively one can focus on industrial techs to improve the factories and coal mines. One will probably have to look for access to iron and other important ressources meanwhile.
Either way promoting clergymen and improving literacy is near mandatory.
|Great powers||Austria • France • Ottoman Empire • Prussia • Russian Empire • Spain • United Kingdom • USA|
|Secondary powers||Belgium • Brazil • Denmark • Mexico • Netherlands • Portugal • Sardinia-Piedmont • Sweden • Two Sicilies|
|Notable nations||Bavaria • Chinese Empire • Egypt • Greece • Japan • Panjab • Papal States • Persia • Switzerland|
|Formable nations||Arabia • Byzantium • Czechoslovakia • Germany • Gran Colombia • India • Italy • Poland • Poland-Lithuania • Romania • Scandinavia • United Baltic Nations • Yugoslavia|