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Dobruja’s Public Administration and Its Role in the Romanian Nation- and State-Building Process (1878–1926)


The paper is devoted to providing a schematic presentation of the evolution of Dobruja’s administrative-territorial system as part of Romania, presenting and highlighting the factors that contributed to the Romanian nation- and state-building process. As its primary objective, the study describes the evolution and conscious development of the abovementioned region as part of Romania between the years 1878 and 1926. Also, it formulates as a secondary goal the impact of Dobruja’s numerous administrative-territorial reorganizations on the fate of the multicultural community living in the region. At the same time, the aim is also to list and emphasize the strategies, procedures of assimilation, integration, and colonization of the region.