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08 June 1930

1919-1938. Romania’s internal affairs and culture in the interwar period

Romanian political life underwent important changes after the Great Union of 1918. The ground for the state system was the new 1923 constitution that, by including democratic reforms promised since 1917–18, became the basis of Romanian political, judicial, social and economic life until February 1938. Undermined by internal factors, though, and under the pressure of national events, this democratic system was abandoned in 1938 and replaced with an authoritarian monarchical regime. During the interwar period, Romania witnessed remarkable cultural, artistic, scientific and technical achievements.

24 October 1929

24 October: beginning of the Great Crisis

24 August 1931

István Bethlen resigns as Prime Minister