- Brief History
- The Unrecognised State of Transnistria
- How Does Something Become a Country?
- Tourism in Moldova
Wedged between Ukraine and Romania. The primary language is Romanian. The capital is Chisinau.
A population of 2.64 million and a 2019 GDP of 27.27 billion.
Despite being the poorest country in Europe it has a life expectancy of 66 years for men and 73 years for women.
In 1812 (the same year as the battle of Napoleonic Wars which took place from around 1800 to 1815. (They were a continuation of the French Revolutionary wars, which ran from 1792 to 1799. Together these conflicts represented 23 years of nearly uninterrupted war in Europe.) – the Treaty of Bucharest granted Russia control of eastern Moldova or Bessarabia.
In 1991, after the failed Soviet coup d’état attempt, Moldova declared independence. In 1994, The Constitution of Moldova set the framework for the government of the country.
In 2014 – Moldova signs association agreement with the European Union, prompting Russia to impose import restrictions on the country’s agricultural produce.
The Unrecognised State of Transnistria
Trans-Dniester. The state or country that seeks independence is not officially recognised at all as a country. It is a country that does not exist. Most people would argue it’s a part of Moldova. But it is supported in most ways – including defence – by Russia.
This separation occurred following a war between. The reality is that it exists and can be found on maps and is recognised by states. Therefore its failure to gain independence doesn’t really mean that much. It’s already a state because it has a clear border and name and authority governing it.
How Does Something Become a Country?
To become a state however, or sovereign country, the place needs to be recognised by the United Nations and needs to satisfy the requirements they set out.
https://www.un.org/en/ga/about/ropga/adms.shtml – before going further you may be interested in learning about Hobbes – https://www.britannica.com/topic/Leviathan-by-Hobbes
The route to independence could be between the constitutional theory and declarative theory. The state needs to be a place, have laws etc. and government which will help.
International law does not prohibit a declaration of independence, and the recognition of a country is a political issue. (Wikipedia.org).
Tourism in Moldova
Tourism exists but it isn’t going to be great. The international airport is situated in the capital of Chisinau.
The tourism focuses on the country’s natural landscapes and its history. Wine tours are offered to tourists across the country.
2018. (Despite the low numbers, the GDP is high)
|1||Romania||2 524 403|
|2||Ukraine||1 069 066|
|9||United States||25 778|
|Total||4, 334, 215|
There are certainly more visitors from other countries. Maybe they haven’t been documented, but they are on YouTube for you to watch.
It’s a small country with the attached unrecognisable state and a fair sized populace.
Is it the worst? Infrastructure and the economy would say no. I’ve seen worse places with less. Who knows who will like this place. Will you?
Thanks for reading!
(On YouTube you can find the videos) I found this one:
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I agree with every factor that you have pointed out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts on this.
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No worries. Thanks for reading 🙂