Dracula between reality and fiction

GoldNona By GoldNona, 19th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Dracula is just a story that insults the memory of a great king of Valahia

Dracula and his real story

The real Dracula lived in 1400 s, called Vlad III, Price of Wallachia.
His family belong to House of Draculesti , a branch of the House of Basarab with deep roots in Wallachia 's history.
Romanians call him Vlad Tepes and after his death Vlad the Impaler..He was for three time Voievode of Wallachia, ruling between 1456 and 1462 in the period when ottomans conquest the Balkans countrys.
This weird name of Dracula, used by Bram Stoker in his famouse novel Dracula(1897), is a pure invention of the writer , inspired by the name of a secret organization Order of the Dragon.His father Vlad II was member of that Order and it was fouded to protect the Christianity in Eastern Europe.So not even that Order doesn 't have a drop of magic or evil side.
During his lifetime , his reputation was a crualy one , became famous as a tyrant taking sadistic pleasure in torturing and killing.
Impalement was Vlad's preferred method of torture and execution. Several woodcuts from German pamphlets of the late 15th and early 16th centuries show Vlad feasting in a forest of stakes and their grisly burdens outside Brașov, while a nearby executioner cuts apart other victims
But for Romanians Vlad was a great King.
Vlad had three aims for Wallachia: to strengthen the country's economy, its defense, and his own political power. He took measures to help the peasants' well-being by building new villages and raising agricultural output. He understood the importance of trade for the development of Wallachia. He helped the Wallachian merchants by limiting foreign merchant trade to three market towns: Târgșor, Câmpulung and Târgoviște.
Under his lifetime wallachians felt always safe and proud to be the only country that makes ottomans army scary.
Vlad III will be never a vampire,a dragon or other mystic and evilsh creature.He was just a strict King who brings peace and honestity on Wallachia land.

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Dracula, Vampires, Vampirism, Vlad Iii, Vlad The Impaler

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Oct 2013 (#)

He was cruel too by modern standards - maybe, Nicolae Ceausescu took after him and paid the penalty - siva

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author avatar GoldNona
19th Oct 2013 (#)

For modern menthality maybe yes , but lets not forgot he lives on a wild age when the level of civilization was enough low .So he just implemente the discipline between citizens.

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author avatar LilVixen
20th Oct 2013 (#)

Is true as Vlad was always a corect king

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