The greatness and power of a political leader is given by the strength, determination and ability with which he supports the interests of the country in important moments of history. This is also the case of the liberal Ionel Brătianu, at the Paris Peace Conference, he used all the knowledge and strengths he had. And there were many.
Brătianu was recognized for his intelligence, for his education and good oratory, for his fighting spirit, for his stubbornness to promote Romania’s interests as well as possible. Romania’s success at the Paris Peace Conference is largely due to it.
He promoted Romania’s interests before the Great Powers until he managed to bring to despair the representatives of the great countries at the Peace Conference. Then, Romania managed to impose its point of view and to obtain the international recognition of the Union of all Romanians from Transylvania, Bucovina, Bessarabia and most of Banat.
At the beginning of 1919, the most important political leaders of the world were heading to Paris to initial Peace after the greatest war that humanity had gone through before.
US President Woodrow Wilson, his Secretary of State Robert Lansing, George Clemenceau, Vittorio Orlando, the Prime Ministers of France and Italy, David Loyd George, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and many other representatives of the countries that were more or less involved little in the terrible world conflagration. Of course, Romania could not miss the Peace Conference either, it had to defend its own interests and they were not few. This difficult mission went to the Romanian Prime Minister Ionel Brătianu
Brătianu at the Peace Conference
Brătianu presented himself at the Paris Peace Conference with the extensive treaty that Romania signed with the representatives of the Entente, France, Great Britain, Italy and Russia, in 1916. The treaty had been negotiated by Romania itself by Ionel Brătianu, who wanted to be stipulated as precisely as possible the clauses of the act in order not to leave room for future interpretations at the Peace Conference.
According to this treaty, Romania was recognized the right to annex the provinces inhabited by Romanians in Austria-Hungary: Banat, Crişana, Maramureş, Bucovina and Transylvania.