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"Romania was not Accords-sanctioned."
Tony Stark[src]

Romania is a country located in Southeastern Europe.


Joining the Axis

"The Reich shall win because we are unified. In blood as in purpose. While our enemies...are the polyglot peasants of Europe and the mongrel masses of North America."
Colonel Lohmer[src]

By early 1941, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria had joined the Axis powers during World War II, aligning with Nazi Germany.[1]

Communist Regime

During the Romanian communist regime, the government deemed public socialization and organization of the Transhumanist group, a biologically-augmenting society of human individuals, illegal. As a result, the determined Transhumanists continued their research and regular conventions underground, at times, forming black markets to share their work. After the governmental reformation, from a communist to a democratic state, Transhumanists were able to freely express themselves and their modern ideals and thus regularly met in Bucharest to exchange ideas and technology.[2]

Adoption of Razor Fist

"While I was on business in Romania, I saw a boy on the street who reminded me of you. He was standing on a box, juggling three balls with his one arm. I was so impressed, I adopted Mattias as my own."
Xu Wenwu to Shang-Chi[src]

At some point, Xu Wenwu traveled to Romania for business purposes. During his visit, he found a child named Mattias who had lost his right hand, but was able to juggle three balls with his remaining arm. Wenwu took a liking to Mattias since he reminded him of his son Shang-Chi, and decided to adopt him.[3]

Nightmares of the Past

Winter Soldier on his safehouse in Romania

Some time after the Battle at the Triskelion, Winter Soldier went into hiding and visited the Smithsonian Institution's Captain America Exhibit. While there, he found a memorial for a Howling Commando named James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes who had seemingly been killed during World War II while fighting HYDRA.[4] Afterwards, Barnes traveled to an old Romanian safehouse to investigate, all the while haunted by nightmares of his past.[5]

Capture of Winter Soldier

Bucky Barnes on the run in Bucharest

"Barnes would have been eliminated in Romania if it wasn't for Rogers."
Thaddeus Ross to Tony Stark[src]

In 2016, Bucky Barnes had fled to Bucharest and settled in an apartment. While walking through the city, he discovered he was being accused of a bombing and returned home. When he arrived, he found Steve Rogers waiting for him. Rogers told him he was there to assist him and their reunion was interrupted by the arrival of the GSG 9. Barnes escaped onto the roof and was confronted by T'Challa, in his Panther Habit, and went on the run from him. Barnes escaped through a tunnel and stole a motorcycle. However, he, T'Challa, Rogers, and Sam Wilson were eventually caught by the GSG 9 and James Rhodes.[6]

Flag Smashers' Political Ultimatum

Following the Blip, the Global Repatriation Council set up a refugee camp in Bucharest. In 2024, the Flag Smashers targeted that camp on their campaign.[7]


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