Principality of Moldavia
principality in Southeast Europe between 1330–1859 (nowadays historical and geographical region in Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine)
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The Principality of Moldavia was a principality in Europe corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river. An initially independent and later autonomous state, it existed from the 14th century to 1859, when it united with Wallachia as the basis of the modern Romanian state; at various times, the state included the regions of Bessarabia and Bukovina. The western part of the principality is now part of Romania and the eastern part belongs to the Republic of Moldova.