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Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II

Holly Case


The Transylvanian Question—the struggle between Hungary and Romania for control of Transylvania—seems at first sight a side-show in the story of the Nazi New Order and the Second World War. These two allies of the Third Reich spent much of the war arguing bitterly among themselves over Transylvania's future; Europe's leaders, Germany and Italy, were drawn into their dispute to prevent it from spiraling into a regional war. But precisely as a result of this interaction, the story of the Transylvanian Question offers a new way into the history of the European idea—how state leaders and national ... More

Keywords: Transylvania, Transylvanian Question, Hungary, Romania, Second World War, Third Reich, Germany, Italy, small states, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759861
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holly Case, author