History of Romania

Can you answer these questions about the history of Romania?
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What medieval ruler was known for impaling his enemies?
Vlad the Impaler
What fictional count was inspired by the above?
Dracula
He was the ruler of what principality, starting with W, between 1448–1477?
Wallachia
With what other principality did the above unite to form the modern Romania in 1859?
(Has the namesake of a neighbouring country, almost)
Moldavia
What historical region was a principality in western Romania between 1570–1711?
Transylvania
From what empire did Romania gain its independence in 1878?
Ottoman Empire
What Romanian male tennis player is one of the ten players in history who have won
more than 100 ATP professional titles?
Ilie Năstase
What country occupied Romania between 1944–1958?
Soviet Union
What was the only political party of Romania between 1947–1989?
Communist Party
Who was the leader of Romania between 1965–1989?
Nicolae Ceaușescu
What method of execution used on him in 1989?
Firing Squad
What military alliance did Romania join in 2004?
NATO
Who was the last monarch of Romania, abdicated in 1930?
Michael
What gymnast earned six perfect 10s at the 1976 Summer Olympics?
Nadia Comăneci
The Romanian biologist of Emil Racoviță was the first to study life in what region?
Antarctica
What building, completed in 1997, became world's heaviest building?
The Parliament
What was the name of the parts of western Romania that were part of the Roman Empire?
(shares its name with Romania's top automaking company)
Roman Dacia
What Romanian female tennis player ranked as world's number one for 64 weeks in 2018?
Simona Halep
What Romanian basketball player is the tallest player to ever play in the NBA?
Gheorghe Mureșan
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