Romania’s history from feminism to values and traditions
After the 1989 Revolution, which ended the Communist era in Romania, the Romanians were ready and hoping for a new start. The new Constitution of Romania was adopted in November 1991. Romania joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in late March 2004. It was a big step for Romania, as this decision had a major influence on the foreign and domestic policy of the country. In early April 2008, Romania hosted the NATO Summit in Bucharest. Romania is one of the most recent members of the European Union (EU), joining in 2007.
Many women have played vital roles in Romania’s history, changing not only Romania but also the entire world. They’ve excelled in many areas, from politics to medicine, aviation, and sports, putting Romania on the world map. When asked what they know about Romania, many people associate the country’s name with the great former gymnast Nadia Comaneci. And why would not they since Nadia was the first athlete to score a perfect 10 at the Olympic Games.
The first Romanian woman aviator was Elena Cariagiani-Stoenescu. Another Romanian woman who made history is Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, one of the world’s first female engineers.
Ana Aslan was a renowned Romanian biologist and physician who some say managed to defeat time, as she discovered the anti-aging effects of procaine, which she used to create the drugs Gerovital H3 and Aslvaital.
Sofia Ionescu-Ogrezeanu is another Romanian woman who made history in medicine. She was the first woman neurosurgeon in Romania and actually one of the first in the world.
Queen Marie was one of the greatest personalities in Romania’s history. She married King Ferdinand I, who ruled Romania from October 1914 until 1927, a period which included the First World War and Romania’s Unification at December 1, 1918.
Florica Bagdasar was a physician, but she was also the first woman minister in Romania.
Smaranda Braescu was a woman of records, her great achievements bringing her the nickname “Queen of the Heights.” Braescu was the first Romanian woman to ever obtain a parachuting license and one of the first in the world to do so.
Regarding the economy, the most important strategic goal of the reform process is the structural reform by reducing the role of the State and stimulating private initiative. New financial mechanisms have begun to stimulate economic growth in Romania.Romania’s history today has strong influences and traditions that are recognised at European level and beyond.