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Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen led the voivode as King of Romania. Real independence of Turkey was not obtainable until the Russo-Turkish War of 1877. Though Rumania rendered precious help to Russia against the Turks, Russia regarded Rumania as a stumbling block to her ambitions in the Balkans and in Constantinople. Russia regarded her seizure of Bessarabia as a preliminary step to her intended annexation of all Rumania, when the time must be ripe. The modern state of Romania was formed by the merging of the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859 beneath the domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza. Its capital and...